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‘This is a god? Iss ki khairiyat nahi’: Shoaib Akhtar recalls facing Sachin Tendulkar for the first time

Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar have had many battles all through their illustrious careers. Sachin was the best batsman of his period with a number of data to his identify whereas Akhtar was a ferocious quick bowler continuously breaking velocity data. A battle between the two cricketers was seen as the final check of their abilities. There have been times when Akhtar got here 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 at the 2003 World Cup. Akhtar has already talked about that he had his large moments towards the ‘Master Blaster’ however most neglect these as a result of the iconic six.

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Akhtar just lately talked about the time when he was teenager breaking into the Pakistan team and was bowling to Tendulkar for the very first time in his profession 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 informed Pakistani news channel ARY News in an interview on Saturday.

Akhtar is recognized for making controversial statements. Speaking to Geo Cricket on a YouTube present, Akhtar pointed his weapons in direction of the BCCI over the postponement of the T20 World Cup and even dragged in 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 said.

Talking about the postponement of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Akhtar Said that the tournaments may 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 said.

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