Got lucky that day, he was best I faced: Darren Lehmann on Wasim Akram

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Srinagar, April 16: Terming him the best he has faced in his cricketing career, former Australia all-round and coach Darren Lehmann has said it was his day on that day while sharing a video about fiery duel with former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram.

He said this while sharing an old video on social media where he was involved in an on-field battle against legendary Pakistan fast bowler.

Lehmann took to social media to share a video of the match along with the caption –

“Got lucky that day, he was the best I faced.”

https://twitter.com/darren_lehmann/status/1250665919233134593?s=19

The post attracted a lot of praise from the users on Twitter who lauded both the cricketers.

It was an ODI encounter between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1996 and it was Lehmann who got the better of the pacer. He slammed Akram for a huge six over mid-wicket and it did not please the fast bowler who retaliated with a bouncer and a few words for the batsman. The two were involved in a bit of a verbal spat but the situation did not escalate and Lehmann went on to score a fifty in the match.

The two cricketers have faced each other a number of times during their career and in 1999, Lehmann scored the winning runs to guide Aussies to the World Cup title after beating a Pakistan side that was captained by Akram.

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