VIDEO: Former Bangladesh cricketer narrates the instance when he felt most ‘scared’ of Wasim Akram
Tamim shared that he was lucky that he did not have to face Wasim.
Bangladesh’s opening batsman Tamim Iqbal hosted a Facebook Live session with former captain Akram Khan and Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler, Wasim Akram.
The three of them narrated a comical story from the 1995 Asia Cup, where Bangladesh played alongside Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka.
The former Pakistan bowler was at the peak of his career at that time. He performed exceptionally well in a game against India and had hit Sachin Tendulkar with a bouncer a day before the game against Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh players had a fair idea of what they should be expecting in the match.
“Wasim Bhai, do you remember what happened back in the 1995 Asia Cup in Sharjah?” said Akram Khan to Wasim Akram.
“You walked into my dressing room and said ‘Akram, you come on the field, and I’ll see you there”
“Oh man, I was scared like anything that day.”
Bangladesh’s team managed to play out 50 overs while scoring 151/8. However, Pakistan won that match by six wickets in only 29.4 overs.
Former captain, Wasim Akram, stated that he would have loved the battle between him and two of Bangladesh’s current batting stalwarts, Tamim Iqbal and Shakibal Hasan.
“It would have been a perfect battle. Especially against you and Shakib. Being a left-hander, it would have been a perfect battle,” said the Pakistan bowling great.
On the contrary, Tamim shared that he was lucky that he did not have to face Wasim.
“We were fortunate, Wasim Bhai. I did not want to face you anyway. We were fortunate that you were not playing,” said Tamim, as everyone burst into loud laughter.
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