Shoaib Akhtar has at all times had a love-hate relationship with Indian cricketers. Throughout his taking part in days, Akhtar was at all times at loggerheads together with his counterparts. Cricket followers keep in mind the altercations Akhtar had with Harbhajan and Virender Sehwag whereas even getting Rahul Dravid riled up together with his antics. After saying his retirement, Akhtar labored lots in India for cricket assignments and developed a friendship with many gamers.
Akhtar just lately remembered incidents the place he wrestled with Indian gamers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh. Akhtar claimed that whereas wrestling jokingly he typically ended up injuring his counterparts and typically his teammates.
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“I don’t wrestle, it’s my means of displaying my affection to different individuals and I mainly crossed the road. Once I like somebody, I throw them.”
“I broke Yuvraj’s again, have beforehand damaged Shahid Afridi’s rib by hugging him, and I made Abdul Razzaq stretch his hamstring a bit an excessive amount of. So my means of loving individuals is a bit wild. It was simply me being silly in my youthful days however I by no means realised my very own energy,” he stated on BBC’s Doosra podcast.
Akhtar is understood for making controversial statements. Some days in the past, Akhtar 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 profession throughout the Kolkata Check in 1999.
“I heard Sachin was the god. I stated it is a god? Iss ki khairiyat nahi. He didn’t acknowledge me, and I didn’t acknowledge him. He was in his personal perspective and I used to be in my perspective. However I wished to get him out on the primary ball and that occurred,” Akhtar advised Pakistani information channel ARY Information in an interview.