Temperamental former Pakistan speedster turned cricket expert Shoaib Akhtar has said that he would have destroyed or would have killed former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram if he would have offered him to fix the match.
Akhtar made these claims on a television show, described his days playing with Akram and hailed him for managing the team through trying times.
“I was watching a few matches in the 1990s and I was amazed to see how Akram got Pakistan through impossible situations with his brilliant bowling,” said Akhtar.
However, the former cricketer made it clear that he had his boundaries and would have reacted angrily, had Akram approached him with a corruption offer.
“I will say it very clearly that if Akram had asked me to do match-fixing, I would have destroyed him or even kill him. But he never said such a thing to me,” Rawalpindi Express recalled.
Shoaib Akhtar revealed instances where Wasim came to his rescue.
“I played with him for seven to eight years and I can quote many instances where he gave me cover by taking the responsibility of picking up the top-order wickets while leaving the tailenders for me,” he said.
“He even let me bowl from my preferred bowling even though he had a lot more wickets that I did.”