Veteran Indian batsman Virender Sehwag on Tuesday praised Pakistani great Wasim Akram for his sportsmanship while facing former leg-spinner Anil Kumble at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi 18 years ago.
On February 7, 1999, Kumble made history as he picked up 10 wickets in the second innings against Pakistan in the last of the two-match Test series. He became only the second bowler in the history of Test cricket after Jim Laker to achieve the feat.
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In order to celebrate the milestone, Sehwag tweeted a snapshot of an old article with Wasim's quotes, who was the last man to fall in Kumble’s 10 for 74.
The former batsman lauded Wasim for his integrity with the caption “well done Wasim bhai”.
Kismat ke aage ,all saazish fail.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 7, 2017
Well done Wasim bhai.
What a day it was at the Kotla by Anil bhai. pic.twitter.com/xDzMd39XOq
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Meanwhile, Kumble himself observed the momentous day with a link to the footage of his 10 scalps.
Thank you for bringing back the memories of that game. One of my most cherished cricketing moment. https://t.co/UplFkpOpJe— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 7, 2017
Watch the full video here: