Sehwag praises Wasim Akram for Kumble’s 10-wicket haul

18 years ago, Indian spinner became only second bowler in history to achieve feat

Sports Desk February 07, 2017
Sehwag posted his thought on Twitter. PHOTO: AFP

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”.

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Meanwhile, Kumble himself observed the momentous day with a link to the footage of his 10 scalps.

Watch the full video here:

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