Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has revealed that he feared Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar the most during the playing days.
Meanwhile, Sehwag has been a force to reckon with the bat in hand. He was an aggressive batsman who liked to score runs quickly be it on any surface. His brilliant hand-eye coordination made him one of the best despite not having the best of the techniques.
The legendary bowlers like Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Glenn McGrath to name a few also faced his wrath. He boasted a strike-rate of over 100 in the limited overs while his strike-rate in Test was near about 80. Many bowlers have time and again opened up how the image of Virender Sehwag at the crease feared them.
However, in a recent chat, the Nawab of Najafgarh opened up on the bowler he feared Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar the most. He also admitted that unpredictability of Akhtar’s bowling made it hard for him to deal.
If there is one bowler I was scared of it was Shoaib Akhtar. You didn’t know which ball he would hit on your shoe and which one on your head. And he has hit many bouncers on my head. I was scared of him but had fun hitting balls from him too,” Virender Sehwag in a live video chat hosted by UCBrowser.
In the same chat, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi revealed that he never liked bowling to the devastating Indian opener. Both players also spoke about the favourite moments of their career. While Sehwag said that for him the 2007 World T20 triumph and the 2011 World Cup win were the best moments, Afridi spoke about the 2009 World T20.
Virender Sehwag, meanwhile, is currently associated with Kings XI Punjab side in the Indian Premier League.
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