Sangakkara reveals toughest Pakistani bowler he has ever faced
Former Sri Lanka legendary wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara has admitted that he was terrified of facing iconic Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram the most.
Sangakkara stated that it wasn’t just Akram’s pace attack that scared him, but also the ‘top skills’ and the presence of mind Wasim had.
Pakistan great Wasim Akram is widely considered to be the best fast bowler Pakistan has ever produced from the inception of Pakistan cricket. The former seamer has appeared in 104 Tests and took 414 wickets at 23.62 average.
Wasim Akram is also the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI history as he has picked 502 wickets in 356 matches at 23.52 average.
“Internationally, I will name Wasim Akram first. I did not face him much but it was terrifying whenever I did. Not because of his speed but also [the] top skills that he had,”
Sangakkara told former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja in an interview.
In recent times, Sangakkara has been a huge advocate for international cricket to return it in Pakistan as a regular basis of sports before the terrorist attack.
He recently suggested boards of England, Australia and South Africa must tour the country in the future as the country is safe as anywhere. Sangakara was not talking to just gave a support to return cricket in Pakistan but leading by example as well as he recently captained MCC during their tour in the country.
The MCC played four matches, taking on the Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan Shaheens, Northern Pakistan and Multan Sultans in Pakistan’s home ground to make a message that Pakistan is safe now than anywhere.