I Intentionally Wanted to Hit Sachin Tendulkar, Shoaib Akhtar Reveals Anecdote of India vs Pakistan 2006 Series

New Delhi: Shoaib Akhtar, the fast bowling legend of Pakistan, shockingly revealed in 2006 that he wanted to ‘deliberately’ hurt and injure the great Sachin Tendulkar during the India and Pakistan Test series.Also Read – If You Can Become 50 Percent Like Your Father, Nothing Is Better Than Kapil Dev, Arjun Tendulkar

A series of events took place in the third Test of the series, where the gruesome blower tried everything he could to bring down the great man. Also Read – Wasim Akram Enters 56th Year: We See His Top Five Wickets | Video

“I was revealing this for the first time. I wanted to hit Sachin in that Test match. SportsKeeda. Read also – Virender Sehwag’s Big Reveal; MS Dhoni wants to retire after dropping out, but Sachin Tendulkar changed his mind

“Injamam kept bowling that wicket, but I wanted to hit Sachin. So I hit his helmet and I thought he was done. But when I watched the video, I saw Sachin succeeding in saving his head, ā€¯Akhtar said

“I tried to hurt him again. But on the other side, India’s batting was playing in the shape of Asif. I rarely see anyone bowling as well as Asif bowled on that particular day,” he said.

Irfan Pathan also scored his famous hat-trick in the Test, but India lost the match by 341 runs and lost the three-match series 1-0.

In Test cricket, Akhtar bowled Tendulkar out of a total of 140 balls, dismissing him on only two occasions. Tendulkar has managed to score 79 runs with a strike rate of 56.4. Tendulkar has hit a total of 12 boundaries against him in the long format of the game.

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