‘I intentionally wanted to hit Sachin Tendulkar and wound him’: Shoaib Akhtar


Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is essential for a few cricketing old stories, which likewise incorporate interesting fights with pacers from across the globe. The ‘Divine force of Cricket’ has overwhelmed many such fights yet there have been intriguing events when bowlers have expressed their opinion.

Previous Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar during an open visit with Sportskeeda reviewed one such second, which occurred during India’s visit to Pakistan in 2006.

It was the third Test between the two nations in Karachi and Akhtar, who is eminent for his forceful nature, conceded his expectation was to harmed Tendulkar and not excuse him.
“I’m uncovering this interestingly. I purposefully needed to hit Sachin in that Test match. I was resolved that I needed to twisted Sachin in that Test at any expense.

“Inzamam continued to tell that bowl before the wickets, however I needed to hit Sachin. So I hit him on his protective cap and I felt he was finished. However, when I watched the video, I saw Sachin had figured out how to save his head,” said Akhtar.
Akhtar further expressed that while his endeavor to leave Tendulkar proceeded, shamed Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif grieved the Indian hitters with his clinical showcase.

“I again attempted to harm him. In any case, on opposite side, Indian batting was confronting music looking like Asif.


“I had seldom seen anybody bowl as great as the manner in which Asif bowled on that specific day,” he added.
It was a similar Test when Irfan Pathan had guaranteed the popular full go-around, excusing Salman Butt, Younis Khan, and Mohammad Yousuf in the first finished.

India had lost the challenge by 341 runs, which likewise cost them the three-match series 1-0. Asif had bowled splendidly in the challenge picking four wickets in the main inning, and three in the second.
Tendulkar, then again, was excused on 23 (29) by Abdul Razzaq in the main inning and was pressed on 26 (47) in the second by Asif.

In past meetings, Asif had guaranteed that Tendulkar “shut his eyes” while managing several bouncers from Akthar during the challenge.

“At the point when the match began, Irfan Pathan guaranteed a full go-around in the principal over itself. Our confidence was down. Kamran Akmal scored a century lower down the request. We scored around 240 runs.


“At the point when we began bowling, Shoaib Akhtar bowled at express speed in that match. I was remaining at square leg close to the umpire and I myself saw that Tendulkar shut his eyes while confronting a couple of bouncers bowled by Shoaib. The Indians were playing on the back foot and we didn’t permit them to score even 240 in the main innings. We grabbed triumph from jaws of rout,” Asif had said in the Burgerz show.


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