Virender Sehwag & Shoaib Akhtar had a very intriguing rivalry on & off the field. Virender Sehwag had dominated the terms against Shoaib Akhtar with brisk stroke play where Sehwag was quite fearless. Shoaib Akhtar would rue the fact that he couldn’t bowl impeccable lines & lengths on a consistent basis despite bowling thunderbolts.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 416 runs against Shoaib Akhtar and has averaged 45 in the ODI format. Shoaib Akhtar had dismissed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar 5 times out of 19 matches. In 2003 WC, we witnessed a cracker of a match between the two giants of World Cricket where Sachin Tendulkar scored 98 runs in 75 balls while chasing 274 runs
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Virender Sehwag on Shoaib Akhtar & Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag was having an interaction with Ranveer Allahbadia on his YouTube channel and revealed a hilarious incident of Shoaib Akhtar.
“We were at a function. Shoaib tried lifting Tendulkar who wasn’t lightweight. However, in his attempt resulted in both Shoaib and Tendulkar taking a tumble. His (Akhtar’s) expression changed. I warned him how BCCI will now complain with the PCB about this incident involving their top player and you will be thrown out of the team. Your career is finished. He requested Sachin to keep the incident to himself and not complain while apologizing. Even today whenever Sachin paaji and I meet, we recall that incident.” said Virender Sehwag.
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Virender Sehwag on Incident
Virender Sehwag made it clear that such sort of things happen between players and there are no differences between them.
“See we are friends. We have the right to be able to do so, it’s fun. It also helps in getting business. I often tell about my equation with Akhtar so it helps in us working together (commentary, chat shows etc). A documentary is being made on India-Pakistan and I recommended that Akhtar must be a part of it because we have a good bond and people are going to like what we’ll talk about.” said Virender Sehwag.
“Something happens to him when on camera. He’s different off-camera. He jokes around quite a lot. But on camera, he’s a different character,” he added.
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