Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar, who ended his international career with 444 wickets, shared that if a biopic was ever to be made about him, he’d want Bollywood’s Salman Khan to play the lead role:
Shoaib Akhtar "If ever my biopic is made, I want Salman Khan to play the lead in it"
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 4, 2020
And as his statement made rounds on social media, people had a lot to say about it!
Akthar did so much overacting throughout his career.. no one can do better overacting than Salman 😂😂 https://t.co/HGabHDwcJF
— Niraj Khatri🏏❤️ (@NirajK07Cricket) May 4, 2020
Some thought he was being an embarrassment:
Shoaib Akhtar finding new ways to embarrass us every day https://t.co/qwksl4Lq1D
— کاظمی (@HaayeShabbir) May 4, 2020
Some agreed how only Salman could actually pull of the extra-ness of Shoaib:
This is honestly accurate, he would totally fit the role and the Xtraness!!! https://t.co/mosCxKhp6l
— س (@scatterbrrained) May 4, 2020
Salman Khan’s older than Shoaib Akhtar.
I don’t think Shoaib understands how castings for a biopic work. https://t.co/DwWHEuhtYv
— Ali (@alimohddshahid) May 4, 2020
Some thought it was a fitting match:
Only a joker can play the role of a joker.
Salman Khan would be the perfect choice for this role. https://t.co/6D4bxPWszi
— Waleed_N (@Wa7eedN) May 4, 2020
Some were of the opinion that he should have chosen someone from Pakistan:
— Muslim (@pakistani1212) May 4, 2020
Some were already pitching in the idea to Salman Khan:
— Ahmad BaJwa (@AhmadBaJwa2673) May 4, 2020
Some actually imagined what it would be like:
Salman Khan would be running in topless to bowl at 100MPH 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/T08dXjoc8g
— Junglee Junction (@Junaid88_R) May 4, 2020
What can we say? Shoaib has his own ways:
That will be the first time in history where the actor playing the biographical figure is older than the biographical figure himself https://t.co/eE9hlewAbr
— #FreeTrain4Workers (@micky864) May 4, 2020
Some couldn’t help but throw shade at Salman Khan:
Bat lekar maarna sikha do bas. Baaki tezi se kisi ko udaana toh bhai Ko pata hai. https://t.co/YVYHs7aFCP
— Covindian (@Majboooooor) May 4, 2020
Umm, no thanks!
— 𝙽𝚘 𝙽𝚊𝚖𝚎 (@LSC_Aamir) May 4, 2020
People were calling both of them pros at over acting:
Kyunki dono over-acting mein maahir hain. 🎭 https://t.co/BTpStGsLWS
— ThatOnePainduGurl (@VeyRano) May 4, 2020
Some thought it was a dumb choice:
That's super dumb coming from Akhtar.
— Faisal Ashfaq (@faisal_qafhsa) May 4, 2020
Some were asking technical questions:
Just wondering, with his body built can Salman Khan even rotate his arm?
— MJ Imran (@mjimran) May 4, 2020
Some believed that Salman Khan is unfit for the role:
Salman Khan will be very unfit for the role. Can't run, jump and deliver like Shoaib.
— Zeeshan (@zeeshanali38) May 4, 2020
Some had suggestions of their own:
Farhan Akhtar will do it better and will resemble to @shoaib100mph more better than Salman
— Kenny John (@k3nnyj123) May 4, 2020
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