Perhaps, the first two names will get penned on the list for the greatest entertainers of the game of cricket would be Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi. The clashes between them have always been the most cherished moments for the fans. Meanwhile, the duo burnt the stage during a candid interview with The Quint.
Both the individuals have been exceptional in their ranks for the country by handing amazing services throughout their career. They both were part of the teams when they bagged glorious moments in cricket history.
Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi picked World Cup as their best moment:
When the duo was asked to choose their favourite moments of their career, Virender Sehwag was quick in replying two World Cups in 2007 and 2011. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi picked 2009 T20I World Cup. Both have got apparent reasons behind it.
Starting with Virender Sehwag, he quoted saying India was in the poor state after 2007 World Cup debacle and no open expected them to do well in inaugural T20I world cup. Then, the 2011 World Cup, in which hosts won for the first time.
Coming Shahid Afridi, he quoted the ICC T20I World Cup 2009 as the best moment. It was the time when the Sri Lanka incident took place and back home, the victory in the world cup served to relax a lot of nerves.
“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,” Sehwag revealed.
Meanwhile, Afridi said Pakistan’s victory in the 2009 T20 World Cup was his favourite memory. “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.”
However, both the individuals got valid points in their kitty to call them as cherishing moments. In all those tournaments, both the individuals had done exceptionally well for their respective countries.