Published On: Tue, Jul 12th, 2016

Amjad Sabri’s death was a great loss to Pakistan: Shoaib


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Shoaib Akhtar, ex-cricketer of Pakistan, considers that sportspersons or artistes are a manifestation of the society they symbolize and come in foreign coasts as envoys of their country. On the similar side, he thinks it is unlucky and terrible when these personalities become sufferers of hate or crime.

The fast bowler stated that “Sportspersons or artistes are a reflection of the society they represent. It is unfortunate and deplorable when they become victims of hate or crime. Amjad Sabri’s death was a great loss to Pakistan,”


The cricketer who is known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’, who will be seen judging imminent Indian television comedy show Mazak Mazak Mein, denounces the murder. Whether it is India, Pakistan or any other country, he added the world has to bond to fight rising violence. The 40-year-old cricketer stated that “I think we’re all extremely sensitive to any kind of violence, an act of terror or loss of life. No one likes that. We will all have to shed our differences and fight as one; otherwise, things will slip out of our hands. I was distraught when the Madina blasts happened,”

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh with joins him on the comedy show. The show will soon go on air. On his importance to the show, Akhtar continued, “Humour is an inherent part of a human being’s life … It is not about a cricketer or cricket, I think it is about an individual.”

This show is not the first show where Pakistani cricketer will appear but he has previously appeared on Comedy Nights with Kapil and reality show like Ek Se Badhkar Ek. It was inquired that if the viewers will see him as a stern judge, he said, “My natural side is friendly, funny and easy going. So, in short, you will see a friendly and a compassionate judge in me.”

Numerous comedians are criticized for overtaking the line of decorum by way of either having accommodation at women or making fun of a particular occupation. Akhtar anticipates that Mazak Mazak Mein will be dissimilar in this way.

Akhtar told in an interview that “No humor should be hurtful or derogatory. I think people have to be mindful of each other’s sentiments. I am sure the makers of the show, the participants, and the network are mindful of that.” Akhtar continued by saying that “A successful show is one that a father and daughter can watch together. To me, that is a yardstick of clean comedy.”

Whatever he prepares on projecting into movies later than his small screen manifestation remains uncertain. Akhtar stated that for at present he is just concentrating on the show. He said that “It is not something that I am not thinking about. At the moment my whole energy is channelized in making Mazak Mazak Mein the best comedy show on TV.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.