India-Pakistan matches are always confrontational and there’s a lot at stake. When the two Asian giants collide, the world waits and watches as to who emerges as the winner. Millions of cricket enthusiasts around the world gather to watch the spectacle live on their screens. We’ve always noticed that tensions are high but what about the players that are in the midst of it? Well, here’s an Indian cricketer who played plenty of matches against Pakistan and listed his top 3 moments.
His moment number three was: When he played an India-Pakistan match for the very first time. According to Sehwag, Imran Nazir and Shahid Afridi sledged him the most when he came out to bat at number 7.
“Imran Nazir and Shahid Afridi had abused me a lot. I faced Shoaib Akhtar and he didn’t abuse me one bit maybe because he dismissed me on the very first ball and I did not get a chance,” exclaimed the aggressive right-handed batsman.
His moment number two was: When India toured Pakistan and Sehwag made a triple century in a Test match. Afterwards, Pakistani batsman Yasir Hameed met the Indian cricketers inside a n elevator and told them that he would also bat as long as Sehwag did and play a big innings.
“I said such promises can only be made by someone like Don Bradman. So hence, ever since then we started referring to Yasir as Don Bradman till one day he came up to us and begged us not to call him Don Bradman.”
His moment number one: When India played Pakistan in the first World Twenty20 2007 and the match was a tie. In order to decide the winner, a bowl out ensued. “We had practiced a lot hence I bowled first and was successful. The Pakistanis were not able to hit the mark and they lost the match. The atmosphere there was electrifying when we won,” claimed Sehwag.
Sehwag might be true but every India and Pakistan encounter tends to create new moments!