Extinct Pakistan like a flash bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday called Indian yarn Sachin Tendulkar as among the “greatest batsman of all time”. Akhtar, who had some memorable on field duels with Tendulkar, used to be recalling his contention with the batting maestro in an Instagram video. The gamers squared off towards every diversified several instances for the duration of the late 1990s and early 2000s. While Akhtar did journey some success towards Tendulkar, the Indian too had his moments towards the actual paceman.
“I had a fair time bowling to Sachin Tendulkar. He is among the greatest batsmen of all-time. But I brushed apart him 12-13 instances as successfully,” Akhtar acknowledged within the video. Diagnosed for his penchant for hyperbole, Akhtar would possibly possibly well enjoy bought his numbers inappropriate. Akhtar truly brushed apart Tendulkar 8 instances – 5 instances in ODIs and 3 instances in Assessments – in international cricket. In T20 cricket he brushed apart Tendulkar as soon as in an IPL match whereas playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. But no person can dispute the very fact that fans enjoy been continuously desirous to query the competition that used to be in retailer at any time when the two faced every diversified.
Tendulkar’s memorable knock within the 2003 World Cup towards Pakistan, a match all one of the best contrivance thru which he scored 98 runs whereas struggling with cramps, is conception about one of his splendid in ODI cricket. In that match, the Indian opener took apart Akhtar, giving India a racing delivery up whereas chasing a stiff purpose of 274.
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Tendulkar played many comely strokes in his for the duration of his match-winning knock but among those his sq. lower off Akhtar that went flying over the third man boundary for a six has change correct into a share of the folklore. Recalling that incident, Akhtar, in his contain gracious formula acknowledged, “Even though, Indians fully be wide awake that one six which he hit me in Centurion [during the 2003 ICC World Cup] because it makes them really overjoyed,” he acknowledged.
He further added: “If I had known that one six makes 1.3 billion americans overjoyed, then I would enjoy let him hit me for a six day by day,” he added.
India had long previous on to plan close that match by 6 wickets.