Hilarious: Andrew Flintoff Recalls When He Sledged Shoaib Akhtar & It Totally Backfired [Video]
Recalling his encounter with Shoaib Akhtar, Andrew Flintoff revealed how his sledging Shoaib Akhtar backfired
Apart from his lethal fast bowling, Shoaib Akhtar was also best known for his aggression.
The world’s fastest bowler used to sledge even the best batsmen in the world including Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and others.
When a fast bowler is as fast as Shoaib Akhtar, may be its not such a good idea to sledge him back. Thats exactly what happened to Andrew Flintoff when he tried to mock Shoaib Akhtar during a test match.
Recalling his encounter with Shoaib Akhtar, Andrew Flintoff revealed how his sledging Shoaib Akhtar backfired. The former all-rounder also revealed that the Rawalpindi express kept calling him fat, which had prompted him to respond.
“I tell you what I have feelings and he kept having a go at me. He kept having a go at me calling me fat. He said fat this fat that. So I am not having this and I try to nip this in the bud,” Flintoff said.
“So as I walked out, I called him and said ‘Shoaib it’s all right. You look like Tarzan but bowl like Jane’, which haunted me straight away. First or second ball, my stump was cartwheeling backwards and as I walked off he gave me that big ‘ooahhhhh’ (Tarzan scream),” he concluded.
😡 “Akhtar kept calling me fat!”
😳 “As I walked out I said ‘Shoaib, you look like Tarzan but bowl like Jane’”
😫 “1st or 2nd ball my off stump was cartwheeling backwards & as I walked off he went ‘OOHHH!’”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 8, 2020
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