Virender Sehwag loved facing Shoaib Akhtar and his Pakistan team in Tests averaging over 90 with a century, two double tons and a triple.
Shoaib Akhtar (left) and Virender Sehwag. (Source: Twitter)
Historical India opener Virender Sehwag renewed his historical rivalry with neighbours Pakistan, taking on the esteem of broken-down pacer Shoaib Akhtar on the front foot. Sehwag didn’t mince his words while calling the Pakistan immediate bowler a ‘chucker’ in a TV interview.
“Shoaib knows he dilapidated to jerk his elbow; he knew he became chucking too. Why would ICC ban him otherwise?” Sehwag mentioned on the Sports actions18’s demonstrate ‘Dwelling of Heroes’. “Brett Lee’s hand came down straight, so it became straight forward to rating the ball. However with Shoaib, it’s most likely you’ll perchance well never bet the attach the hand and the ball will reach from.”
The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ mentioned Shane Bond became the toughest immediate bowler he faced. “His deliveries would reach swinging into your body, even supposing he bowled outdoor off stump,” Sehwag mentioned, adding Lee and Shoaib hang been the change two who hang been quickest he faced.
“I never feared facing Brett Lee, but with Shoaib, I might perchance well no longer believe what he would make if I hit him twice to the fence. Maybe a beamer or a toe-crushing yorker,” admits Sehwag, who considers the Pakistan pacer his ‘boundary bowler’.
Date mein kya rakha hai?
March 29th, a in actual fact most important date in my cricketing life. Got to the predominant triple hundred against Pakistan in Multan on this date and obtained out on 319 against South Africa on this very date.
Coincidentally, with out belief hang a automobile which is numbered 2903. pic.twitter.com/tJ1rf3GPbw
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 29, 2022
No wonder Sehwag loved facing Shoaib and his team in Tests averaging over 90 with a century, two double tons and a triple. “Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly all would procure their centuries taking half in 150-200 balls. If I scored an total lot on the identical payment, no one would rating into memoir me. I had to procure runs faster than them to bask in my identification,” Sehwag added.
Sehwag moreover revealed that milestones never stopped him from taking his foot off the pedal. “I repeatedly belief that if I stayed till the hand over of the day, I might perchance well also honest composed procure 250 runs, and in that course of, I clearly would hang to injurious 100, 150, 200 etc. So, there became no rigidity in hitting a ball to or over the fence within the nineties since the device became now to no longer stop at 100,” the broken-down India opener mentioned.