File photograph of Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar© AFP
Regarded as one of many most interesting batters of all-time, Sachin Tendulkar had some fierce battles with pacers from throughout the globe throughout his taking part in profession. However, his duels with former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar are a few of the most-talked about battles until date. Sachin used to dominate Akhtar on most events, however the latter used to retaliate by bowling vicious bouncers. During a current chat, Akhtar revealed that he deliberately needed to harm Tendulkar throughout India’s tour of Pakistan in 2006.
“First, let me reveal this. I deliberately needed to hit Sachin in that match (Karachi Test, 2006). I used to be decided that I needed to injure Sachin in that Test at any value,” Akhtar said during an interaction on Sportskeeda.
“Inzamam saved saying that bowl in entrance of the wickets, however I needed to hit Sachin. So, I hit him on his helmet and I believed he is gone, he’ll die. But once I watched the video, I noticed Sachin had managed to avoid wasting his head,” he added.
Akhtar additional revealed that whereas he continued to focus on Sachin, pacer Mohammad Asif troubled Indian pacers together with his medical bowling.
“I once more tried to injure him. On different facet, Indian batting was dealing with the music within the form of Asif. I had hardly ever seen anybody bowl in addition to Asif had bowled on that individual day,” he added.
While Irfan Pathan took a hat-trick within the first innings, India finally misplaced the primary Test in Karachi, and likewise went on to concede the sequence.
While Asif had starred together with his seven-wicket haul within the match, it was Kamran Akmal who had received the Man of the Match award for his 113-run knock within the first innings.
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