‘I consoled Virender Sehwag during that time’- Shoaib Akhtar made a shocking revelation on the incident when Sehwag was getting dropped from the Indian Team

Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar came together to engage in a chat-show during ‘Glance Live Fest’.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag: (Image Source: Twitter)

The world’s leading lock-screen platform, Glance hosted the ‘Glance Live Fest’ on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2022. The fest brought prime live content from some of India’s biggest celebrities and creators across entertainment, gaming, and shopping to over 70 million users.

During the fest, renowned commentator Vikram Sathaye hosted a chat show called Pitch-Ed Battles. Cricketers, who were known for their rivalries, came together and had a candid conversation. Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar kicked off the proceedings as they sat together to engage themselves in an interesting conversation.

The duo is known for their on-field rivalry as they faced together on numerous occasions during India vs Pakistan matches. Having said that, both of them also share a great bond off the field and have a lot of respect for each other.

Both of them made some interesting revelations during the chat show. Shoaib Akhtar recalled the incident when Virender Sehwag was likely to get dropped from the Indian team. Akhtar said that he consoled Sehwag during that time and also claimed that dropping the latter would have been a big mistake for team India. The duo mentioned that incident was one of the ‘bhaivarly’ moments during their careers.

After being told that both the cricketers ought to make a pitch for each other in 30 seconds, later, during the show, Akhtar labeled Virender Sehwag as a destructive force who made sure the scoreboard was on top. Virender Sehwag, on the other hand, stated that nobody like Shoaib Akhtar has come before and nobody like him will come again.

Besides, the two also made other revelations. Sehwag revealed he decided to drop the jersey number 44 after his mother and wife persuaded him, reasoning it was an unlucky number for him. Shoaib Akhtar also revealed that the speed of the deliveries was similar to the speed of Pakistan’s fastest train during that time and that’s how he got the name Rawalpindi.


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