Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was a dangerous batsman as many international bowlers scared on him for his destructive batting that ultimately destroyed bowlers’ entire confidence. But can you imagine that Sehwag also scared to face an international bowler?
Recently, in a video chat that hosted by UC Browser, Sehwag revealed that he feared the former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. Talking about the reason, Sehwag said that he didn’t know which ball would hit on his shoe and which ball would hit on his head.
Sehwag quoted, “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.”
Meanwhile, in the same video, former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi claimed that he never scared anyone but felt difficult to bowl Sehwag.
Afridi said, “As such, I wasn’t scared of anyone but the one player it was difficult to bowl to was Sehwag,”
Both Sehwag and Afridi also revealed their favourite moments in their international careers. Sehwag claimed that the 2007 ICC World T20 victory and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup victory were his best moments in cricket career.
Sehwag said, “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.”
On the other hand, Afridi claimed that his favourite moment was the 2009 ICC World T20 victory in England.
Afridi said, “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.”
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