Salaam Cricket 2019: Tried sledging Tendulkar but realised it was futile, says Wasim Akram

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 23:53 IST Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram at Salaam Cricket 2019 in Lord’s statdium, London.HIGHLIGHTSWasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar recalled early rivalry at Salaam Cricket 2019Tried sledging Tendulkar but we realised he would not react: Wasim AkramHe did not react to provocation from our pacers. Top batsmen do not react: AkramWasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar made for a sensational session at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday. Both the cricketing greats recalled their early days and walked down memory lane to live their intense rivalry on the field and warm friendship off it.Sachin Tendulkar Tendulkar and Wasim Akram were part of some memorable India-Pakistan rivalries in the past. The two men were involved in 4 World Cup matches in 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003. Akram had retired by the 2011 World Cup where India and Pakistan met for the 5th time.Besides, Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar had played in several other India-Pakistan contests. Like all gladiators, some days Akram finished on top while on others, Tendulkar came out the winner.At Salaam Cricket 2019, Wasim Akram revealed he and other Pakistani bowlers had tried sledging Tendulkar but said that made him even more dangerous.”Tried sledging Sachin Tendulkar but then we realised he would not react. Akhtar tried, Waqar tried. Some guys would get upset but Sachin would get more motivated,” Akram said.Wasim Akram said he had first heard of Tendulkar as a 16-year-old when he came to Pakistan with the Indian Test team.”I remember when India were about to come to Pakistan – we heard about a young sensation coming from India. And we thought how could a 16-year-old boy playing Test cricket be so good?”But he did not react to provocation from our pacers. Top batsmen do not react. I would get very annoyed when people smiled back… On that tour, Pakistan got to know who Sachin Tendulkar was. We realised this guy was something special,” Akram said.advertisementWasim Akram said Tendulkar will forever be regarded as the greatest batsman in world cricket and added no one would break his record of 100 international hundreds.ALSO READ | When Sachin Tendulkar decided to let Virender Sehwag sweat before 2003 World Cup clash vs PakistanALSO READ | Virat Kohli is blessed with a confidence like no one else: Viv RichardsALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram share warmth, old stories and a lot of laughsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Tried sledging Tendulkar but realised it was futile, says Wasim AkramSalaam Cricket 2019: Wasim Akram said sledging Sachin Tendulkar only motivated him further and made him even more dangerous.advertisementlast_img read more

UNAfghan electoral authority isolates some ballots as counting of votes begins

Ballot boxes from 10 polling centres and 11 polling stations have been quarantined, the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) said today in a statement from Kabul, following a request from the panel of independent experts appointed to probe candidates’ complaints about Saturday’s vote.The two members of the expert panel, Craig Jenness and Staffan Darnolf, told reporters yesterday that their request does not necessarily mean that irregularities have occurred.”It does mean that in reviewing these complaints expeditiously it was evident that further investigation was required in these locations,” Mr. Jenness said.Candidates were originally supposed to file their complaints by 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, but the panellists have extended that period to allow additional complaints to be submitted until 6 p.m. today. So far Mr. Jenness and Mr. Darnolf have received 43 complaints relating to voting in Kabul, Ghazni, Wardak and Logar provinces, and reviewed 37 of them by yesterday.Now that the ballot boxes in question have been isolated, JEMB said the process of sorting and counting votes could begin. Counting is expected to take several weeks. read more