Cricket field has seen fierce rivalry between India and Pakistan players of previous generations to excel on other. A huge amount of sentiment used to be attached to these matches as fans used to throw TV sets away, pray to Gods for win against the other team.
Virendra Sehwag talking at an event said that he always wanted to bat more aggressively than Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid. He commented that these legends could score a century if they play 180-200 balls and he needed to bat differently to make an unique identity. When he is asked who was the toughest amongst pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Bret Lee, he faced, he made controversial comments.
The aggressive batter who is known for his loud mouth outside the cricket field did not hold back his comments and said that Akhtar was tough as he used to “throw the ball”. He explained his comments saying that Akhtar had elbow and shoulder problems, hence he used to throw rather than bowl. He further stated that Akhtar never liked being hit and if you hit him for boundaries back to back, he would either bowl a yorker or bouncer. He termed Brett Lee has pure pace bowler with great action.
In other news, VVS Laxman could be called up to coach Indian Team for short Ireland series in June. India is slated to play two One day International matches with Ireland before rescheduled Test match with England in July. Rahul Dravid, the Indian Coach will oversee Test team preparations during that time. Separate teams could be selected for T20Is and Tests from now on.
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