Waqar Younis disputes Wasim Akram’s alleged claim

Former greats have differing accounts of what happened 18 years ago

Sports Desk February 08, 2017
Waqar Younis sent out a tweet regarding the alleged incident. PHOTO: AFP

Ex-Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday denied former bowling partner Wasim Akram’s statement regarding the alleged incident which led to Indian spinner Anil Kumble’s 10-wicket haul.

Yesterday marked 18 years since the second innings of the second Test between India and Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in which Kumble claimed 10 wickets for 74. He became only the second bowler in the history of Test cricket after Jim Laker to achieve the feat.

In order to commemorate the day, veteran Indian batsman Virender Sehwag tweeted a snapshot of an old article with Wasim’s quotes and praised the left-armer for his sportsmanship.

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

However, Waqar disputed the reported episode, claiming “this never happened”.

The former pacer also added that “age is catching up with Wasim bhai”.

Waqar's message to team

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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