Virender Sehwag, the former Indian opener, told a humorous episode involving Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistan fast star. The incident involved is still a topic that the Indian cricket team still laughs about in secret.
What hilarious incident involving Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar is Virender Sehwag talking about?
According to Sehwag, Akhtar was unable to carry Tendulkar on his shoulders during an event, and both cricket players ended up on the ground as a result. The fiery Indian batsman also made light of Tendulkar’s weight by joking that it was due to the weight of India’s expectations on his shoulders.
Sehwag while speaking to news 18 chaupal spoke about the hilarious incident. He said, “In a party that was held for Indian and Pakistani cricketers in Lucknow, Akhtar had one too many drinks and he tried to lift Tendulkar. However, Tendulkar was quite heavy for him, and both of them ended up falling on the ground. I could not stop laughing at the incident.”
The former Indian opener then discusses how Shoaib Akhtar reacted to this incident and how the two Indian openers still have a laugh about this hilarious incident. He said, “I used to tease him a lot. You are out, your career is over. You have dropped our top player. And he was scared, he kept following Sachin everywhere saying sorry and even fell down at his feet. Still, me and Sachin, whenever we sit together, we go back to the incident and laugh about it.
Sehwag made it abundantly apparent that the competition between the cricket teams of India and Pakistan only persisted on the ground and that both teams always welcomed visitors with great enthusiasm and hospitality.
People find it amusing to read the social media discussions between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar. They frequently engage in Twitter teasing of one another, but Sehwag claims that this is because they get along so well and because Akhtar is his best buddy among many of the Pakistan cricketers.