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Virender Sehwag: Shoaib Akhtar was a chucker


Virender Sehwag: Shoaib Akhtar was a chucker

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When Shoaib Akhtar bowled, Virender Sehwag said, the Pakistan fast bowler used to jerk his elbow and he ‘knew that was what he was doing’.

Sehwag also said that because Brett Lee’s hand came down straight, it was easy for him to read Lee’s ball.

When it came to Akhtar’s bowling, he couldn’t predict where the hand and ball would come from.

“Shoaib was chucking when he used to jerk his elbow. What other reason would the ICC have for not banning him?”

In the third episode of Sports 18’s “Home of Heroes,” Sehwag made the following statement: “In order to pick the ball out of Brett Lee’s hand, it was simple to do so. It’s impossible to predict where Shoaib’s hands will be, or where the ball will be.”

“Shoaib, on the other hand, was so unpredictable that I was afraid of what he would do if I hit him twice on the fence. Beamers and toe-crushing Yorkers are two possibilities “admitted Sehwag.

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As a Test player, Sehwag averaged over 90, with a century, two double-ton and a triple-ton. Test cricket desperately needed a breath of fresh air, and he provided it with his audacious strokeplay.

Sehwag’s method was backed by the madness, rather than going through the grind for big scores. “Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly all scored their centuries from 150 to 200 balls. No one would remember me if I scored hundreds of points at the same rate as before. In order to distinguish myself from them, I had to outrun them “reveals the ex-opener. Also, Sehwag reveals that milestones never slowed him down from putting his best foot forward. In order to reach my goal of 250 runs for the day, I always thought that if I stayed until the end, I would have to score 100, 150, and so on,” says Sehwag.

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There was no pressure to hit a ball to or over the fence because “the goal was not to stop at 100,” he continued.

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