Legendary Pakistani all-rounder, Wasim Akram, found himself embroiled in a Twitter spat with former teammate, Waqar Younis, on Thursday after he made sensational revelation on how the latter had hatched a devious plan to deny Anil Kumble his perfect 10 in 1999.
DNA quoted Akram as saying, “Kumble had got nine wickets and me and Waqar (Younis) were batting in the crease. Waqar came to me and said ‘How about getting run out?’ so that Kumble does not get his 10th wicket.’
“I said ‘You can’t deny him the feat if he is destined for it. But I can assure you that I’m not going to give my wicket to Kumble.. But subsequently it was me who gifted my wicket to Kumble.”
Younis immediately took to microblogging site to publicly rubbish Akram’s revelation.
He wrote, “This never happened!! I think age is catching up with Wasim Bhai. Not true.”
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) February 8, 2017
Akram, as reported by NDTV, replied, “Get your facts right mate. And if we are going to go down the “age” road you know I’ll Beat you in that game every time.”
He, however, reportedly deleted his tweet later.
However, Akram earned plenty of plaudits for his honest confession from former India cricketers including Virender Sehwag, who tweeted, “Kismat ke aage ,all saazish fail. Well done Wasim bhai. What a day it was at the Kotla by Anil bhai.”
Kismat ke aage ,all saazish fail.
Well done Wasim bhai.
What a day it was at the Kotla by Anil bhai. pic.twitter.com/xDzMd39XOq
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 7, 2017
On 7 February, 1999, Kumble had created history by getting the entire Pakistani squad out at Delhi’s Firozshah Kotla stadium. Akram was the skipper of the Pakistani cricket team.