Lara and Tendulkar are regarded as two of the greatest finest, not just of their generation but are all-time greats. Lara finished his career with 22358 international runs while Tendulkar still remains the leading run-getter with 34357 runs.
The left-hander holds the record of the highest score in Test cricket, 400, while Tendulkar slammed 100 international centuries in his 24-year career. The comparisons, the debates around the two was a big topic in the previous generations and will go on till eternity.
For Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, though, it was the West Indian batsman who they’d like to learn how to dismiss.
Speaking on 23News, Wasim Akram, said,“Whose mind would I want to read? I suppose for me to read someone’s mind, it has to be of some greats of the game. Maybe, Brian Charles Lara because I would want to figure how can I get him out. What is going through his head.”
We played with a lot of legends: Waqar Younis
Akram’s fast-bowling partner, Waqar Younis stated that it was a difficult one to choose, but mentioned Lara as the best batter he has ever bowled to. He also noted that they had played with several other great batters, too, in their time.
“It is a difficult one. We played with a lot of legends. My friend here (Wasim) is a legend of the game. I would like to be in his mind when he used to bowl,” Waqar Younis said.
Meanwhile, Waqar Younis had also apologised for his remark Mohammad Rizwan offering the namaz in the middle of Hindus was “the best thing” and “very special for me” following Pakistan’s victory over India in a T20 World Cup match.
Waqar’s apology said, “In the heat of the moment, I said something which I did not mean which has hurt the sentiments of many. I apologise for this, this was not intended at all, genuine mistake. Sports unites people regardless of race, colour or religion. #apologies”.
Pakistan won all their 5 games in the Super 12 but lost to Australia in the semi-final. Aaron Finch’s side defeated New Zealand in the final to clinch their maiden T20 World Cup trophy.