In a recent interview with the Quint, former India and Pakistan cricketer Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar revealed their toughest competitors during their times. If it was Shoaib Akhtar in his prime for Sehwag, it was bowling to Sehwag for Afridi. In the candid interview, the cricketers also split beans on a lot of secrets that very few may have known.
“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,” Virender Sehwag said.
“As such, I wasn’t scared of anyone but the one player it was difficult to bowl to was Sehwag. He has such different batting stance which makes me a bit off the radar,” Shahid Afridi said.
It seemed to be a fun filled session with the cricketers. Currently, Shahid Afridi is on his way to participate in Afghanistan Premier League while Virender Sehwag is doing various roles in Indian cricket.
Meanwhile, India has announced the squad for the upcoming West Indies series and going by the selection it seems this team is looking at the future.
Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.