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Sad to see Salman Khan sentenced for 5 years, too harsh on him: Shoaib Akhtar

Shoiab Akhtar said the five-year jail sentence to his "friend" and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the Blackbuck pasching case is "too harsh".

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 06, 2018 11:55 IST ]
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Shoaib Akhtar and Salman Khan.

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is upset that his "friend" Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison in a case of poaching blackbucks. He finds the punishment harsh. (Also Read: Salman Khan gets 5 years in jail: A timeline of 1998 blackbuck poaching case)

"Really sad to see my friend Salman Khan sentenced for five years, but the law must take its course and we got to respect the decision of honourable court of India. 

"But I still think punishment is too harsh, but my heart goes to his family and fans. I am sure he will be out soon," Akhtar tweeted. (IndiaTV Exclusive: When Salman Khan shared his side of story in blackbuck poaching case with Rajat Sharma on Aap Ki Adalat)

Salman was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison after a Jodhpur court convicted him for killing two rare blackbucks.

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