Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has named the better Test batsman between the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Even as it’s expected to be a tough task to make a pick between the enigmatic two, the Rawalpindi Express, without much of a hesitation, picked Dravid, also known as ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket.
On Sunday, January 3, Akhtar, who last played international cricket back in 2011, conducted a question-and-answer session on his official Twitter handle. Bearing in mind his popularity, questions flooded in. Even Boria Majumdar, the famous Indian journalist, reminisced his interview with Akhtar where they talked about Jasprit Bumrah.
To start proceedings of the interactive session, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Q & A for next 20 minutes. Use the hashtag #AskShoaibAkhtar. Will try to respond to as many as possible. Shoot,“ About Dravid and Sachin, a supporter on Twitter wanted to know Akhtar’s opinions on it.
The fan took to Twitter and wrote, “If you have to choose one in test … who it will be … Sachin or Dravid ?!“ Replying to the same, Shoaib named Dravid without wasting much time.
Here’s Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet –
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 3, 2021
Apart from opining on Dravid and Sachin, Akhtar was also asked to describe Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in one word. Replying to it, Shoaib wrote, “it’s the name of an era”. In order to describe Rohit in a hilarious manner, he wrote, “Jasay he word market main aata hai toh batata hoon (Will get back to you once I find the word in the market).”
As far as Sachin and Dravid are concerned, the duo used to be stalwarts of the Indian batting unit. Even as Sachin remains as the top run-scorer in the world, Dravid was no less either. Both of them retired at the same time and their legacy even after their retirement has remained.
Dravid and Sachin also showed their versatility while playing in ODI and T20I cricket and also in the Indian Premier League. In his illustrious career, Shoaib has dismissed them quite a few times. In one of the Test matches in India, Akhtar rattled their woodwork with a couple of deadly yorkers in consecutive balls.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- Pakistan has more talent; can’t compare with Indian players: Abdul Razzaq
- Brilliant performance in 2006 was a reward from the Almighty after my conversion to Islam: Mohammad Yousuf
- Video of Shaheen Afridi dismissing Shahid Afridi goes viral with ‘Suno sasurji’ song in backdrop
- Pakistan Cricket Board to send a massive contingent of 30 players for tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe
- PCB shut down office headquarters in Lahore after a COVID-19 case