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What Shoaib Akhtar did to Tendulkar in Pak vs Ind Kolkata Test 1999?

What Shoaib Akhtar did to Tendulkar in Pak vs Ind Kolkata Test 1999?

What Shoaib Akhtar did to Tendulkar in Pak vs Ind Kolkata Test 1999?

Pak vs Ind Kolkata Test 1999 desisted in Pakistan‘s courtesy as Wasim Akram-led side indicated a triumph by 46 runs over the hosts India. It was the first test match of the Asian Test Championship 1999 that took place on 16th February.

However, the sentiments of Sachin Tendulkar must have been hurt as Pakistan’s Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar grabbed the needed man for India’s run-scoring.

The inswinging yorker from Akhtar gripped Tendulkar on a duck and sent him back to the pavilion. It can be termed as a turning point of the game as Tendulkar is nevertheless a stalwart batter.

Akhtar remained leading picking a total of eight wickets as four came up in each inning. Here is the memorable video:

What Shoaib Akhtar did to Tendulkar in Pak vs Ind Kolkata Test 1999?

Tendulkar did not spark in India’s second innings either as Pakistan’s substitute Nadeem Khan targetted him on 9 off 13.

Notably, Shoaib plucked the wickets of VVX Laxman, Venkatesh Prasad, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid in the first innings whereas, recapitulated to hunt Rahul and Vekantesh again along with Nayan Mongia, Anil Kumble.

Out of 20 wickets taken, 8 belonged to Akhtar alone – the test outlived outstanding for him as he accommodated his party claim the victory over the host state. It must have been exhilarated for the men in green to conquer India in India.

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