How could I ever forget that, Pakistan icon Shoaib Akhtar on his favourite wicket

Shoaib Akhtar said how could he forget the wicket of Steve Waugh during the 1999 World Cup

Shoaib Akhtar said his favourite wicket was that of Steve Waugh during the 1999 World Cup

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Iconic Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar revealed his favourite wicket was that of former Australia captain Steve Waugh during the 1999 World Cup.

Akhtar, who said during a question and answer session on Twitter, clean bowled Waugh for 49 runs in the match in Leeds, which Pakistan won by 10 runs.

Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, where he took 178 wickets at an average of 25.69.

He also featured in 163 ODIs and claimed 247 wickets at an average of 24.97.

As for his T20 International career, the 45-year-old picked up 19 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 22.73.

Akhtar also holds the record for the quickest delivery in international cricket, which was clocked at 161.3 kph (100.2 mph) during Pakistan’s match against England in the 2003 World Cup.

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