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When Shoaib Akhtar Got Better of Sachin Tendulkar


'This is God? Iss Ki Khairiyat Nahi': When Shoaib Akhtar Got Better of Sachin Tendulkar

One has heard Shoaib Akhtar’s story many a time, the place he mentioned that he noticed Sachin Tendulkar shivering whereas going through him in the course of the 2003 World Cup. Now the previous pacer has provide you with one other story.

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Akhtar made his debut in 1997, and bowled in opposition to Sachin in a Test at Kolkata in 1999, the place he dismissed him on the primary ball. He needed to get Sachin early — who’s broadly thought to be god of cricket.

“I heard Sachin was the god. I said this is a god? Iss ki khairiyat nahi. He didn’t recognize me, and I didn’t recognize him. He was in his own attitude and I was in my attitude. But I wanted to get him out on the first ball and that happened,” Akhtar instructed Pakistani information channel ARY News in an interview on Saturday.

That day Akhtar was on sing and dismissed Sachin with an inswining yorker. Not solely that he obtained the likes of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid too, thus ending with figures of 4/71. In reality he went on to take 4 extra wickets within the match, that handed Pakistan a 46-run win.

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But in years to return, Sachin often managed to get the higher of Shoaib. He may solely dismiss him 5 occasions in ODIs and thrice in Tests. The duo by no means confronted one another in T20Is.

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