Shoaib Akhtar reveals the toughest batsman he has bowled to
When we talk about Shoaib Akhtar, we remember him for these deadly bouncers and toe-crushing yorkers. But, earlier, Shoaib Akhtar revealed the name of the most formidable batsman he has bowled to, and you will be surprised by the name.
The Pakistan cricket team legend was one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, and he was a pain for any batsman with his deadly bouncers and yorkers. But, the Pakistani pacer, in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, revealed that Sri Lanka's spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is the most formidable batsman he has bowled to.
Muttiah Muralitharan is known for his tremendous spin bowling and not for his batting. Muttiah Muralitharan used to bat at number 11 for the Sri Lanka team. However, as per Shoaib Akhtar, Muttiah Muralitharan is the most formidable batsman he has bowled to.
Shoaib Akhtar revealed to Sportskeeda that Muttiah Muralitharan use to tell him not to bowl bouncer and instead requested him to bowl up and he would give his wicket. But when Shoaib Akhtar bowled him higher pitch ball, Muttiah Muralitharan just used to slash the ball and tell Akhtar that he hit the ball by mistake.
During the same interview, he was which current generations batsmen he would like to bowl to, in reply to which Shoaib stated that he would like to bowl to Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and Ben Stokes.
Shoaib Akhtar comments on IPL and PSL
Akhtar also pointed out during the interview that which T20 league is the best, IPL or PSL. Shoaib Akhtar stated that he would like to play in PSL because of his nationality and his love for the country, while he would love to play in the IPL because it pays the players well.
Shoaib Akhtar is a veteran of Pakistan cricket. Shoaib Akhtar made his debut for Pakistan in 1997 in Test cricket, and he later went on to appear in both T20 and ODI. The Pakistani pacer has 178 wickets in Test cricket, while 247 and 19 wickets in ODI and T20I.