Robin Uthappa makes big revelation on Shoaib Akhtar he recalled an incident when Pakistan player Shoaib Akhtar had warned him of aggressive consequences if the former ever batted antagonistically against him.
The incident dates back to 2007 when Pakistan team was in India for a bilateral series that involved of five One Day Internationals and three Tests. It so happened that Uthappa had dominated Akhtar in the One Day series which supposedly shattered the confidence of the Pakistan icon.
The revelation was made in a Youtube show called ‘Wake Up With Sorabh’ where the former player quoted saying: “I’ll share one story about Shoaib Akhtar. We were playing a game in Guwahati. And since it’s in the east of India, it gets dark there early. Back then, we did not have two new balls. After 34 overs, we used to get a ball that used to be 24 overs old but slightly better. Shoaib was bowling and Irfan and I were batting. I think we needed 12 to win off 25 balls or something like that. I remember he bowled a yorker to me. I missed it from the arm and only saw it coming straight into the blockhole ”
He further added ““I stopped the ball dead there. That was 154 something clicks. The next ball was a low full toss and I hit the ball for four. So after that, we needed 3 or 4 runs to win and I told myself, ‘Man, I have to walk out to Shoaib Akhtar and hit him. How many times will I get that opportunity.‘ He bowled a length ball and I did it; it took the edge and it went for four. We won the match.”