‘This is a god? Iss ki khairiyat nahi’: Shoaib Akhtar remembers going through Sachin Tendulkar for the primary time

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Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar have had many battles all through their illustrious careers. Sachin was the most effective batsman of his period with a number of information to his title whereas Akhtar was a ferocious quick bowler continuously breaking pace information. A battle between the 2 cricketers was seen as the last word take a look at of their abilities. There have been occasions when Akhtar arrive out on prime whereas there have been conditions the place Tendulkar dominated the ‘Rawalpindi Express’.

Most Indians keep in mind the six that Sachin hit on the bowling of Akhtar on the 2003 World Cup. Akhtar has already talked about that he had his huge moments in opposition to the ‘Master Blaster’ however most neglect these as a result of iconic six.

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Akhtar just lately talked in regards to the time when he was teenager breaking into the Pakistan staff and was bowling to Tendulkar for the very first time in his career throughout the Kolkata Test in 1999.

“I heard Sachin was the god. I said this is a god? Iss ki khairiyat nahi. He didn’t recognize me, and I didn’t recognize him. He was in his own attitude and I was in my attitude. But I wanted to get him out on the first ball and that happened,” Akhtar instructed Pakistani information channel ARY News in an interview on Saturday.

Akhtar is understood for making controversial statements. Speaking to Geo Cricket on a YouTube present, Akhtar pointed his weapons in the direction of the BCCI over the postponement of the T20 World Cup and even dragged within the ‘Monkeygate’ controversy to make his level. Akhtar indicated that it was the affect of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that ‘saved’ Harbhajan Singh throughout the controversy surrounding Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds.

“Sometimes they get easy wickets in Melbourne, at times someone calls another person a monkey but gets saved, the talk goes to boycotting the series. I am asking the Australians, where are their ethics?” Akhtar mentioned.

Talking in regards to the postponement of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, Akhtar Said that the tournaments might have taken place as per schedule.

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“Asia Cup could have definitely happened, it would have been a great chance for India and Pakistan to play against each other. There are many reasons behind this. I don’t want to get into that.

“T20 World Cup could have also happened, but I had already said this earlier that they won’t let it happen. IPL should not be damaged, let the World Cup go to hell,” Akhtar mentioned.

[Attribution HT]

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