Pakistan legend known as sultan of swing Wasim Akram has said that he desperately wanted revenge after getting hit by bouncer from South African legend Allan Donald in a County game in England. In the game Akram was hit and had to get 20 stitches.
Wasim Akram recalled about the incident while speaking with former Pakistan cricketer on jis YouTube channel.
“I have twenty stitches here, right under my chin. I think the year was 1989 and I had gone out to bat at number eight on an uneven pitch,” Akram told Basit Ali.
“He bowled a short delivery and he bowled easily in excess of 150 km/hr. I was also a youngster and I tried to pull the ball. It took a top edge off the bat and hit me under the chin, ” He said.
Akram said that pacers have got the natural aggressive mentality and he was no different . He revealed he wanted to take revenge.
“Bowlers usually have a psyche for revenge and I thought I will not spare this bowler. I went to the hospital and the dentist had to put ten stitches on the inside and ten outside as it was a deep cut, ” Former Pakistan skipper said.
“They told me to take a rest for a couple of days but I wanted to get back out there and bowl. I bowled in the evening and we also won the match but Donald never came out to bat as he was scared,” he added.
During his career Akram scalped 502 and 414 wickets in ODIs and Tests respectively while as Donald picked up 272 and 330 wickets in the two formats.