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Sehwag backtracked from his remarks when confronted: Akhtar denies sledging Sehwag

Sehwag backtracked from his remarks when confronted: Akhtar denies sledging Sehwag

A very long time in the past, Virender Sehwag had shared an incident with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan that Shoaib Akhtar had tried to sledge him throughout an India-Pakistan match when he was batting near 200 with Sachin Tendulkar on the non-striker’s finish.

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India opener Virender Sehwag had as soon as talked a couple of sledging episode with Shoaib Akhtar, nevertheless, the Pakistan speedster had denied any such incident, saying Gautam Gambhir is a proof of it.

A very long time in the past, Sehwag had shared an incident with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan that Akhtar tried to sledge him throughout an India-Pakistan match when he was batting near 200 with Sachin Tendulkar on the non-striker’s finish.

“I used to be batting round 200. Shoaib was most likely drained after bowling for therefore lengthy. He got here across the wicket and began to bowl loads of bouncers and taunted me to hit a hook shot. Realising he’ll proceed to do the identical factor, I requested him to bowl a bouncer at Sachin Tendulkar, who was at non-striker’s finish.

“Within the subsequent over when he bowled a bouncer to Sachin, he hooked it for a six,” Sehwag had stated.

Nonetheless, Akhtar has scrapped any such episode and has stated he had even confronted the India opener concerning it through the 2011 World Cup.

“Do you assume I’d let somebody go if he says something like that to me? We had been sitting in Bangladesh through the 2011 World Cup. Gautam Gambhir was additionally there, go and ask him too. I held Sehwag and requested him, ‘did you say one thing like this on TV?’ He stated no, he backtracked from his remarks. Gautam Gambhir was sitting alongside him. I informed Sehwag ‘If I come to know that you’ve stated one thing like this then I received’t spare you. You understand I may be bitter at occasions’,” added Akhtar.

“Nothing like that occurred,” Akhtar stated in an interview on Helo app.

Akhtar additionally took a dig Gambhir and Sehwag and stated that the 2 former Indians openers will not be well-behaved in public.

“Sehwag and Gambhir are good human beings. They’re excellent individuals. However after they come on TV they are saying no matter involves their mouth. Even I can use unhealthy language and be abusive in the direction of them. However I don’t say such issues, as a result of kids will watch the present,” Akhtar was quoted as saying throughout a chat session on the social media app.

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