Salaam Cricket 2018: When Akram once cracked a deal with Muralitharan

first_imgWasim Akram on Monday shared a funny anecdote from his playing days when he cracked a deal with Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan.Speaking on the stage of Salaam Cricket 2018, Akram shared an incident which took place during one of Pakistan tours of Sri Lanka.Akram talked about a Sri Lanka-Pakistan match at Colombo, where he brokered a deal with Muralitharan over not hitting him while bowling on the condition that Muralitharan would play a shot on every ball.”I had a chat with Muralitharan, I think it was on the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Murali came out to bat and I was bowling and it was reverse swinging. So I said Murali look I won’t hit you because he used to give himself room towards the leg side. So I said Murali I’m not going to follow you with inswing from around the wicket. Murali said okay what’s the deal. I said you have to play a shot on every ball,” said Akram.Salaam Cricket 2018: LIVEAkram also shared another funny incident from an ODI against South Africa in 1998.”Dubran ODI against South Africa in 1998. I think we were 80 for 6 chasing over 300. So I walked in with Moin Khan on strike. I asked Moin what’s happening to which he said he has no clue but a welcome bouncer will come for sure. But I got a yorker to begin with and got out. The whole way from the pitch to the dressing room I cursed Moin,” Akram said.advertisementlast_img

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