Shoaib Akhtar-Virender Sehwag. PHoto- Getty

Shoaib Akhtar made a refined jab on the Pakistani speedster’s then-captain Waqar Younis for taking him out of the assault after Sachin Tendulkar smashed him for 18 runs in his first over.

On August 28, in a extremely anticipated match of the lads’s Asia Cup 2022, Workforce India will face Pakistan.

For the primary match in nearly a 12 months, the 2 groups will resume their rivalry; Babar Azam’s crew defeated India of their most up-to-date assembly on the 2021 T20 World Cup by a margin of 10 wickets. By coincidence, the Asia Cup recreation is performed on the similar location (Dubai Worldwide Stadium).

Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi. PC- Getty
Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi. PC- Getty

Within the days main as much as the sport, cricket fanatics and former gamers from each groups have been reliving a few of the memorable matches between the 2 bitter rivals. Earlier this week, Star Sports activities posted a video of Pakistan’s pace sensation Shoaib Akhtar telling a story from the 2003 World Cup match between the 2 groups.

Sachin-Tendulkar
Sachin-Tendulkar. Picture Credit: Twitter

Broadly considered top-of-the-line matches between India and Pakistan, the Sourav Ganguly-led crew defeated the lads in inexperienced in Centurion with a commanding six-wicket victory, sustaining their good report in World Cup matches.

The legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar placed on a masterful efficiency, hanging 98 runs off simply 75 deliveries as India efficiently chased down a 274-run mark with six wickets remaining.

‘I used to be in a hospital 1.5 days earlier than the match’: Shoaib Akhtar

Tendulkar’s early carnage towards Akhtar is a well-known a part of the sport; the grasp blaster’ scored 18 runs off the speedster’s first over, and Akhtar was then taken off the assault within the first few overs.

The previous Pakistan pacer made a big assertion about Waqar Younis, who was the crew’s captain on the time, and disclosed that he had solely been hospitalized for 1.5 days earlier than the match.

“I spent 1.5 days within the hospital earlier than the sport. On my knee, it was both the twenty fifth or twenty sixth injection. I discussed to the captain that I’m having some hassle bowling and that I’m not absolutely appreciating it,” Akhtar said on Star Sports activities.

Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

“If Imran Khan had been there, he would have stated, ‘Tu bhaag ke aa aur Sirf bodyline bowling kara” (pointing in direction of the top). Toh maarne de, 6 chakke maarta hai. Ek wicket chahiye hamein. ‘Ek to mishit Hoga hello’ (You merely run quick and bowl. Goal for his head. You bowl even should you get hit for six sixes.”

Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar
Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

“All we want is a wicket. On the very least, one mishit will happen). However what occurred? I used to be taken out of the assault. I used to be hit for a six after which taken out.”

“We’d have received half the battle if I had dismissed Sehwag and Sachin there. I preferred the quickest bowler tag, however I used to be searching for wickets,” Akhtar defined.

Shoaib Akhtar ultimately completed his quota of 10 overs, conceding 72 runs for Tendulkar’s wicket.

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