Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar
Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar. (Picture Supply: Getty Pictures)

The rivalry between Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar made a number of noise throughout their taking part in days. Whereas the Indian batter gave Akhtar a tricky time on quite a few events, the Pakistan speedster dismissed Tendulkar eight occasions in worldwide cricket. The best-arm pacer additionally dismissed Tendulkar as soon as within the Indian Premier League (IPL) and that turned out to be a reasonably unforgettable encounter for the Rawalpindi Specific.

It was the sport between Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians and Sourav Ganguly’s Kolkata Knight Riders within the inaugural season of the competitors in 2008. Again then, Pakistan gamers had been collaborating in IPL. KKR had been bundled out for a mediocre 67 whereas batting first on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Though MI comfortably received that recreation by eight wickets, Akhtar dismissed Tendulkar for a duck and the identical didn’t go down properly with the native crowd.

Sourav Ganguly advised me ‘these folks will kill you’: Shoaib Akhtar

Akhtar revealed that Ganguly needed to change his fielding place amid the outburst from the spectators. “We had scored actually much less. When the match started, the environment was electrical. It was Sachin’s metropolis, Mumbai. It was Sachin Tendulkar vs Shoaib Akhtar and we at KKR had Shahrukh Khan within the stadium as properly,” Akhtar advised SportsKeeda.

“The stadium and whole Mumbai was packed. Forward of the match, we had been having pleasant chat and each Sachin and I greeted one another,” he added. Akhtar additional referred to as dismissing Tendulkar that day ‘an enormous mistake’ as he needed to face the backlash from the followers.

“It was an exquisite floor and a implausible environment. Stadium was absolutely packed. However I dismissed Sachin Tendulkar within the first over itself and that was an enormous mistake. Then I acquired a number of abuses after I was at wonderful leg,” recalled Akhtar. “Sourav Ganguly advised me, Come to mid-wicket, these folks will kill you. Who advised you to dismiss Sachin? That too in Mumbai?” the 46-year-old additional stated.



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