Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar was all about raw pace. The fast bowler’s bouncers injured many unsuspecting batsmen and made for an intriguing duel on pitch.
On Monday, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ shared a meme on his Twitter account claiming he injured most number of batsmen – 19 – by any bowler in history. The bowler, however, also claimed that he never enjoyed hitting a batsman except for one certain one.
Did u know about this fact that have injured more batsman,s then any 1which i never enjoyed it but apart-from 1 guess who is it ?? pic.twitter.com/N9wJ8axV8s— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 24, 2017
In another tweet, Akhtar revealed that he want to ‘badly hit’ Australia’s former hard-hitting opener Matthew Hayden during his playing days. The cricketer also added that the duo have buried their past rivalry and are good friends now.
It was Matthew Hayden I wanted to hit badly during my playing days & I did that many times during test & practice games&now we r best mates.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 25, 2017
But now we are best of friends now & I think he’s 1 of the most generous & kind human being I ever met is Matthew Hayden.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 25, 2017
Akhtar has dismissed Hayden three times in five Tests the two cricketers have played against each other.