Light Pakistan spearhead Shoaib Akhtar has recalled Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic 2003 World Cup six and has mentioned that he would bear conceded a six on every occasion to the legendary Indian batsman because that one most had introduced smiles to so many Indian faces.
Tendulkar’s upper-cut for six off Akhtar at some stage in the 2003 World Cup is as iconic as any other six the Master Blaster hit at some stage in his 24-twelve months-long world profession.
“Sachin has been a in actuality, very shut friend of mine, he’s a gargantuan man, very humble. He’s been the finest batsman, nonetheless I’d bear pushed aside him 12-13 times in suits,” Akhtar mentioned at some stage in an interaction with Zainab Abbas on an Instagram stay.
“He hit me for a six in Centurion, which makes India more than pleased. They fetch displaying the the same six. If I knew that one six can manufacture 1.3 billion Indians so happy, I could well perchance maybe bear conceded a six on each day basis,” he added.
In that match, India had been chasing 274 runs to grab at Centurion. India Opener Sachin got his team off to a flier and it all began off in the 2nd over of the dawdle bowled by Akhtar. A snappy and wide ball bowled at 151 kmph, modified into lofted by Sachin over the third-man put for a mighty six. He smashed the next 2 balls for boundaries.
Akhtar took Sachin’s wicket after he had scored 98, nonetheless Pakistan would possibly well perchance maybe no longer recuperate after Sachin’s horrible six.
About a days help, Akhtar had proposed a 3-match ODI sequence between India and Pakistan for raising funds for Covid-19 relief. Nonetheless, Akhtar’s conception modified into pushed aside by Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar mentioned that there are more possibilities of snowfall in Lahore than a bilateral sequence between arch-competitors India and Pakistan in arrive future.