Former India swashbuckling opener Sehwag confesses that he was scared of former Pakistan pacer Akhtar; ex-Pakistan skipper Afridi says he never liked bowling to Sehwag
The Hush Post: Former Indian swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag has confessed that he feared facing Shoaib Akhtar the most. Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has admitted he never liked bowling to Sehwag.
The two explosive openers from the arch-rival countries came together for a video chat hosted by UCBrowser, a report said.
Sehwag said he was never sure which Akhtar ball would hit him on the head and which on the shoe. But, he said it was also a fun to hit the Pakistan pacer to the rope.
Sehwag said: “If there is one bowler I was scared of it was Shoaib Akhtar. You didn’t know which ball he would hit on your shoe and which one on your head. And he has hit many bouncers on my head. I was scared of him but had fun hitting balls from him too.”
Ex-Pakistan flamboyant opener Afridi said in the same chat that he never like bowling to Virender Sehwag. But, he said he feared no player during his career.
The explosive batsmen from the neighbouring countries also spoke about the favourite moments of their cricketing career. Sehwag said that for him the 2007 World T20 triumph and the 2011 World Cup win were the best moments, Afridi spoke about the 2009 World T20.
Sehwag said: “For us, there was two – 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup. In 2007, we had a really young team and no one had expected us to do well or win, that too in South Africa. And 2011, because before India, no other host nation had won the World Cup.”
“2009 World Cup was memorable for us because of the Sri Lanka incident that had happened and Pakistan cricket was struggling. That win was important to lift the spirits of our nation,” Shahid Afridi said.