Sachin never scared me, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar is not scared of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin never scared me, says Shoaib Akhtar

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 19, 2011

Speedster Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he was never scared to bowl to Sachin Tendulkar, instead it was former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist and West Indian legend Brain Lara who “scared the hell” out of him during his international career.

“Yes, Sachin would never scare me. Guys like Gilchrist and Lara would scare the hell out of me,” Akhtar told espnstar.com in an interview.

Shoaib, who called it quits on his international career was in awe of Lara and Gilchrist.

“Gilchrist would simply take me on. Lara was a class apart.

“In fact, I would be so attracted to his persona that I wouldn t know where to bowl…His body language was just too cool!”

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 19, 2011

Speedster Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he was never scared to bowl to Sachin Tendulkar, instead it was former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist and West Indian legend Brain Lara who “scared the hell” out of him during his international career.

“Yes, Sachin would never scare me. Guys like Gilchrist and Lara would scare the hell out of me,” Akhtar told espnstar.com in an interview.

Shoaib, who called it quits on his international career was in awe of Lara and Gilchrist.

“Gilchrist would simply take me on. Lara was a class apart.”In fact, I would be so attracted to his persona that I wouldn t know where to bowl…His body language was just too cool!”

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