Former Indian batsman Varinder Sehwag has given a big statement regarding Pakistan great Shoib Akhtar’s bowling action, saying that Shoib used to “jerk his elbow” as well as he knew that Pakistani pacer was “chucking”.
Talking to an Indian sports channel, the veteran Indian batter, who often remains part of cricketing controversies, said that while it was easy to pick the ball when Brett Lee was bowling because his “hand came down straight,” he could never guess with Shoaib Akhtar as he didn’t know where the hand and ball would come from.
“Shoaib knows he used to jerk his elbow; he knew he was chucking too.
Why would ICC ban him otherwise?” Sehwag was quoted as saying by an Indian news report.
“Brett Lee’s hand came down straight, so it was easy to pick the ball. But with Shoaib, you could never guess where the hand and the ball will come from,” he said.
“I never feared facing Brett Lee, but with Shoaib, I could not trust what he would do if I hit him twice to the fence.
Maybe a beamer or a toe-crushing yorker,” added the former swashbuckling opener.