New Delhi, Oct 20: Former Pakistan pacers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar have pulled out from the commentary team for the fifth and final ODI between India and South Africa in Mumbai in the wake of Shiv Sena’s protest against Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties.(Also Read: ICC withdraws Aleem Dar from India-South Africa series)Also Read - India vs Nepal Live Streaming SAFF Championship Final 2021 in India: When And Where to Watch IND vs NEP Live Stream Football Match Online on Discovery+, JIOTV; TV Telecast on Eurosport

Talks between BCCI President Shashank Manohar and PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan were cancelled in Mumbai yesterday after Sena workers stormed the BCCI headquarters demanding no interaction with Pakistan on and off the field.Fearing more such protests, the Akram and Akhtar decided to from the Star Sports commentary team for the October 25 match. Also Read - MS Dhoni Fangirl Who Travelled From Chennai to Dubai Becomes Internet Sensation After CSK Win 4th Title

Akram’s agent Arsalan Haider confirmed that the pair would commentate during the fourth ODI in Chennai at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and return to Pakistan on October 23, two days before the Mumbai match.”Wasim Akram & Shoaib Akhtar will not be commentating in the last ODI between #IndvsSA on account of potential security hazard,” tweeted Haider. Also Read - Shocking, Unscientific Methodology: Govt Reacts on India's Rank Slip in Global Hunger Index Report