Aug 20, 2022, 10:06 IST

Shoaib Akhtar never misses taking biggest U-turn on Sachin Tendulkar!!


Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is well known for mincing his words. He caught again telling that Sachin Tendulkar’s legs were shaking while facing him, and he was uncomfortable. However, he instantly took a U-turn on the Indian batter, saying that Sachin played him the best while all the other batters were scared of him.

Pakistan feels under pressure against India, which was the reason behind our defeat in the 2003 World Cup. During the 1999 World Cup, Sachin was the only batter who looked comfortable in front of me, and other batters were scared,” Akhtar told Star Sports in an interaction.

India will start their Asia Cup 2022 campaign with an August 28 game against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai.

Akhtar said Pakistan got ‘pressurized’ by the hype in the 1999 World Cup, where India defeated them, but they made it to the final. Australia thumped them in the most important contest of the event.

“Pakistan team used to get pressurized by that hype, which was created by media, and we all used to watch TV,”