Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar tweeted a snippet from an old episode of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, where former Australia fast bowler, Brett Lee can been seen talking about how he used to be terrified of bowlers while walking out to bat. In the video, Lee gives an anecdote featuring Akhtar that left the audience in splits.
Sharing the video on Twitter, Shoaib wrote “Binga being very humble there honestly. @BrettLee_58 himself was quite a terror on the field for the batsmen of that era.” For those wondering, ‘Binga’ is a popular nickname for Brett Lee.
Watch the hilarious video here:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 20, 2020
In the video, the show’s host – actor-comedian Kapil Sharma – asks Lee if he was scared of any bowler during his playing days. The fiery pacer recalls, “Everyone. Even the spinners. I realized in my last three years as a cricketer, that if I open my eyes while batting, it’s easier,. Lee also said that before proceeding to show how he would otherwise just duck behind his bat trying not to get hit.
Former Australian pacer then goes on to recall a delivery he faced from Shoaib Akhtar, who is known as one of the fastest bowlers to have played the game.
Lee said, “Me and him get along very well. So, I’m out batting and I’m sweaty and nervous. My nickname is ‘Binga’ and I suddenly hear ‘Binga, Binga’. I look up, and there’s Shoaib, about 75 metres back. He goes ‘I’m going to kill you’.”
Brett Lee then goes on to dramatically explain how Shoaib ran into bowl while he was tapping his bat, anticipating the delivery. He then says that when Akhtar released the ball, it hit him on the foot before he could react. Then came the truly hilarious bit.
Recalling the incident, Lee said, “It’s hit me straight on the foot. I’ve appealed to the umpire – ‘Howzzat! That’s gotta be out, surely?’ And you know what happened? That silly Australian umpire said not out.”