Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar Image File© AFP
India vs Pakistan is a cricket rivalry that gives rise to many stories that could become folklore. Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar are part of this cricket rivalry. While one was an A-lister who redefined batting at the top in Indian cricket, the other was one of the fastest bowlers the world has ever seen. The two were fiercely competitive on the field, and off the field they shared a great friendship. They also often joked. A new episode that has been added to this relationship.
“Guys, you joke a lot. Is there any friendship behind this banter?” Sehwag was asked at Breakfast with Champions.
“Where there is love, there is banter, or where there is friendship. I have had a deep friendship with Shoaib Akhtar since 2003-04. We were there twice, they came twice. statement. I have more notes than the number of strands of hair on Virender Sehwag’s head. Now my strands of hair are bigger than your notes. That slogan would be cool for Breakfast with Champions.”
The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) Final turned out to be a sporting spectacle with Ravindra Jadeha scoring 10 from the last two goals of the match to put the Chennai Super Kings over the line. The final over of the match went according to GT’s plan: Mohit Sharma conceded just 3 runs out of the first 4 balls. However, the veteran’s rhythm seems to have faltered a little after a brief chat with skipper Hardik Pandya that former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was not pleased to see.
In a Cricbuzz chat, Sehwag criticized Hardik for his decision to intervene despite Mohit’s ability to execute the plans to perfection.
“When someone is good at bowling and delivering with yorkers, why would you go and talk to him? He knows the batter needs 10 of 2 and that he needs to stick with the yorkers. Then why are you wasting his time? Mohit got hit for runs, then he could go and talk, but when the bowler is doing his job, you want to finish the over quickly.
“It could also be that the captain came in with concern that the bowler would not want any changes in the field for the last two balls. But still, if I had been there, I wouldn’t have bothered him.” Sehwag said after the match.
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