Virender Sehwag sparks an online feud between Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis over world-record

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New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2017 1:35:37 PM

Virender Sehwag revealed that Wasim Akram once said that Waqar had planned to get run out in order to deny Kumble from the world-record.

Virender Sehwag, Sehwag, Sehwag tweet, Waqar younis, Wasim Akram, kumble, Anil Kumble, Anil Kumble 10 wickets, cricket news, sports newsIndian opener Virender Sehwag has become the unprecedented king of social media through his funny one-liners. (Source: AP)

Since hanging his boots, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has become the unprecedented king of social media through his funny one-liners and teasing statements. On February 7, Sehwag shared a surprising story from the Test match between India and Pakistan in 1999 where Anil kumble picked up all the ten wickets of the opposition in an innings.

Sehwag posted a snippet describing the conversation between Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis who were the last two Pakistani batsmen left in the match. He revealed that Wasim Akram once said that Waqar had planned to get run out in order to deny Kumble from the world-record since his side was already losing the match.

However, Akram refused to do so and said he’ll try his best not throw his wicket and wanted to play in the right spirit. As it turned out, Wasim Akram was Kumble’s last victim as the leggie carved his name in the history books. Sehwag’s tweet was posted with the caption, “Kismat ke aage ,all saazish fail. Well done Wasim bhai. What a day it was at the Kotla by Anil bhai.”

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However, this didn’t go well with the former Pakistan captain Waqar, who cleared that this incident never took place and maybe Wasim Akram is making such statements because age is catching up with him. Wasim Akram too was quick to react and told Waqar to get his facts right. He also warned his former teammate not to talk about age as he can beat Waqar anyday.

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On February 7, 1999 Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in the fourth innings of Delhi test match against Pakistan conceding just 74 runs and helped India win the game. Sehwag troubled Pakistani bowlers many times during his cricketing career and also scored his first Test triple-century against them in Multan. It looks like the dashing opener is no mood to spare neighbours even after retiring from international cricket.

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