Former quick bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, revealed that he was denied a possibility to participate within the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final between Pakistan and India. Regardless of his insistence on enjoying the match, Akhtar was surprisingly overlooked of the beginning eleven because the workforce administration said that Akhtar was not totally match to take part within the match.
Akhtar was changed by Wahab Riaz, who went onto take a five-wicket haul.
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ESPNcricinfo posted a tribute on their Twitter on the tenth anniversary of the historic encounter to which Shoaib Akhtar responded, “The day I used to be denied a possibility to take Pakistan to a World Cup last.”
The day i used to be denied a possibility to take Pakistan to a World Cup last. https://t.co/yQUE0ni6uo
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 1, 2021
Regardless of being in a strong place, Pakistan crumbled below strain, dropping Sachin Tendulkar 4 occasions within the innings as he went onto make 85 runs. Pakistan misplaced the match by 29 runs as India went onto e book their place within the last in opposition to Sri Lanka.
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Shoaib Akhtar was on the twilight of his profession within the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He solely took half in three matches within the event, selecting up three wickets at a median of 40.66 and an economic system fee of 5.66. He retired from worldwide cricket after the conclusion of the event.
The quickest bowler within the historical past of the sport had a glittering profession and was all the time a troublesome contender for the Indian aspect. His rivalry with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rahul Dravid was among the many most intense within the historical past of the sport.