The moniker of cricket’s best rivalry undoubtedly belongs to India and Pakistan. While the bilateral collection between the 2 Asian neighbours are restricted to ICC occasions because of the political tensions, the off area camaraderie between the gamers stays. Several former Pakistan cricketers have admitted that they’d a extremely nice time whereas touring India and tempo legend Shoaib Akhtar is certainly one of them.
During a current interview with Sportskeeda, the speedster recalled an anecdote from their 2007 tour of India. Notably, this was the final time India and Pakistan clashed in a bilateral Test collection. Players from either side had gathered for an awards ceremony and Akhtar determined to have some enjoyable with none apart from Sachin Tendulkar. When he tried to elevate the grasp blaster for enjoyable, however the legendary Indian batsman slipped from his grip and fell down. The Rawalpindi Express admitted to being completely scared because the prank went horribly improper and he thought he would by no means get an Indian visa if Tendulkar had met with an harm.
Further within the dialogue Akhtar added that India is the one place the place he obtained immense love after his homeland. However, the failed prank did scare the hell out of him. “I managed to lift him but then he slipped from my hands,” although Tendulkar fell down, fortunately for the legendary pacer it was not a foul fall. “But I thought ‘I am dead’ and feared that if Tendulkar gets unfit or injured, I would never get an Indian Visa. The Indians would never allow me to come back to the country or would burn me alive,” he added.
The 45-year-old additional acknowledged that he was relieved to know that the batting maestro was all proper after falling down. However, he later hammered Pakistan within the bilateral collection and that’s when he wished the Indian batting legend was unfit, Akhtar jokingly added.
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