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Shoaib Akhtar, Sehwag “become friends” ahead of World T20 match

KOLKATA: Once strong rivals on the field, lethal Pakistani fast bowler of his time Shoaib Akhtar and dashing Indian batsman Virender Sehwag have now become friends off the field. Akhtar at least didn’t shy away from admitting this.

The ex-pacer is currently in India for commentary assignments and will be commentating on the high-voltage encounter between India and Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata tomorrow.

Sehwag and Akhtar recorded a video together opining on the much-awaited match.

“It’s a big game coming tomorrow and the man whom I bowled against has now become my friend,” said Akhtar while referring to Sehwag.

Pakistan is going to win this match, added the pacer.

Sehwag chipped in saying the team winning the toss will definitely opt to bat first. Akhtar interrupted with a remark that Pakistan bowling holds an edge over Indian bowling unit.

The ace batsman overtly agreed with the assertion and said Pakistan bowling has always been god even since the time he was playing for India.

Both the cricket greats expected the game to be a thriller. “It should be a high-scoring game to make it an exciting watch.”

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