There was a rift with Waqar Yunus, Wasim Akram told the reason for the difference


New Delhi. The pair of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis was one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket. In 1990, the West Indies’ Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, South Africa’s Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock and Australia’s Glenn McGrath and Damien Martin were not as dangerous as Wasim and Waqar’s, but a loving friendship began between the two. The journey turned into a fight in the 1990s. A lot has been said about the rift between the two players. In 2007, Wasim Akram himself said that there was a time when he and Waqar Yunus did not talk on the field and off the field.

former captain of pakistan Wasim Akram Talking about his rivalry with Waqar Yunus, he said, things were cool between the two. Nor did anyone want the other to perform well. Wasim termed the fight as healthy and competitive. Which benefited Pakistan cricket because both the bowlers wanted to perform better than each other.

‘We had differences’
Wasim Akram said in a TV show, ‘We had differences. This happens when you are 23-24 years old. But there was always healthy competition between us. We never thought badly of each other. We didn’t want to take the second wicket. In fact, if someone used to take 5 wickets, the other used to say that I also want to take 5 wickets. So there was always a healthy competition. Sometimes the mood will be bad. It could be because of teammates. Sometimes he used to praise one, other times the other.

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Akhtar also mentioned
Shoaib Akhtar has written in his biography ‘Controversily Yours’, ‘In 1999, the differences between Wasim Akram and Waqar Yunus were at their peak. We lost the Delhi Test. There was an argument between Wasim and Waqar. The matter went so far and rumors started spreading that Waqar would be sent back to Pakistan. Akhtar further wrote, ‘The entire team left for Kolkata for the championship test. Inside the dressing room and the atmosphere deteriorated. I don’t remember ever having such a tense atmosphere. There was a rift between the two players. We were young, our team was new. Everyone was under stress at that time.

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