Srinagar, April 23: Former Pakistan cricketer, commonly called Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar while getting nostalgic about his clash with former batting genius Brian Lara, shared a video of a match in which he had injured the West Indian great.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Akhtar said Lara was the best of his era. He rued that he didn’t get many chances to play against him.
While sharing video, Akhtar captioned it, “A memory with one of the legends of the game. Best batsman of his era @BrianLara .I wish i played more against him”.
The incident took place during the Champions Trophy semi-final match back in 2004.
Brian Lara was the captain of the West Indies team during the match. Lara was batting on 30 when he had to retire hurt after being hit by Shoaib Akhtar’s lethal delivery.
During the match, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat. However, the Pakistani batsman could not get going and they got bowled out for a score of 131 in 38.1 overs.
The West Indies ended up winning the match easily with seven wickets to spare.