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Shoaib Akhtar’s take on Sehwag’s ‘Chucking’ statement


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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has responded to Virender Sehwag's recent claims where he accused Akhtar of chucking during his international career.

"Shoaib knows he used to jerk his elbow; he knew he was chucking too. Why would ICC ban him otherwise?" Sehwag said in an interview.

On his remarks, Shoaib said, “I’d like him to refrain from discussing these matters. If Sehwag understands more about the ICC or its laws, then I’ll accept his opinion. That is his opinion, and I can’t say anything about it,"

“My response to Sehwag would have been a little separate than his response to me. Virender Sehwag is, in my opinion, one of the best players in the world. I always thought he was a match-winner and a superb team player whenever he performed for India,”

“He is among the best openers in the game. I’m at a point in my life when I have to be very mindful about what I say. I didn’t watch his interview. I’m not sure if he was kidding or serious when he said that. He is a close personal buddy of mine. I don’t blame him for making these kinds of remarks, I wish him the best of luck,” he added.

Shoaib played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is for Pakistan, taking over 400 wickets in all. He also owns the record for the fastest cricket delivery ever.