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Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has admitted that he was terrified every time legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar bowled at him.
Yuvraj made the revelation just a day after he announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 37-year-old brought his illustrious career to an end as he felt it was time to “move on”.
While he faced some of the best bowlers the sport has ever seen, Yuvraj conceded that he was always frightened when batting against Akhtar.
Thanks payan for ur lovely wishes. Trust me Everytime u ran into bowl at me it was terrifying ! Had to gather a lot of courage to face u. We had some great battles will always cherish those moments @shoaib100mph Shoaib Akhtar’s Special Message https://t.co/a1pdmT1mrA
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 11, 2019
After Akhtar heaped praise on Yuvraj in a video on his YouTube channel, Yuvraj responded on Twitter by saying: “Thanks payan for your lovely wishes. Trust me, every time you ran into bowl at me it was terrifying! Had to gather a lot of courage to face you. We had some great battles [and I] will always cherish those moments.”