Lata Mangeshkar surprised by Akhtar's comments on Tendulkar

“Anyone who speaks ill of Sachin Tendulkar is making more a comment on himself than on anyone else,” Lata Mangeshkar said © Getty Images

 

Mumbai: Sep 29, 2011

 

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar is surprised at the comments of Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar on ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

 

In his just-released book “Controversially Yours”, Akhtar has claimed that batting maestro Tendulkar was afraid of facing his deliveries and that he and Rahul Dravid lack the “art of finishing the game”.

 

“Did he really say that Sachin was scared to face his bowling? Look, no one can take away from Sachin what he has achieved. Anyone who speaks ill of someone as great as Sachin is making more a comment on himself than on anyone else,” said Lata, who turned 82 Wednesday, was quoted by IANS.