Below my dignity to react to Shoaib’s comment: Sachin

New Delhi: Retaliating to the comment made by Shoaib Akhtar, Sachin Tendulkar has stated, "it is below my dignity to react to Shoaib’s comment".

Shoaib, in his autobiography, “Controversially Yours”, had taken a dig at the master blaster stating that Sachin was scared to face him and he is not a born match winner. He has made many other such startling revelations in his book.

Akhtar goes onto say that he intimidated master blaster Tendulkar with his delivery during the Faisalabad Test.

"I bowled (Sachin) a particularly fast ball which he, to my amazement didn`t even touch. He walked away! That was the first time I saw him walk away from me that, too, on the slow track at Faisalabad," Akhtar wrote.

"I think players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid weren`t exactly match winners to start with, nor did they know the art of finishing the game."

Akhar in his book also singled out former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram saying that the left-arm pacer tried to destroy his career. He cited an example where Akram threatened to pull out of the team with half the side if Shoaib found a place in the team.

About his IPL experience Shoaib also slammed KKR owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and the then IPL chairman Lalit Modi alleging that they cheated on him. He said that they got him to agree to something which he still regrets.

Bureau Report

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