It has been 22 years since former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar shattered the stumps of Indian batting greats Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar in successive deliveries throughout an India vs Pakistan match at Kolkata.
Taking to Instagram, Shoaib shared the video of the superb feat wherein he will be seen making use of his almost-unplayable reverse swing with tempo to ship the stumps flying behind Dravid.
In walked Tendulkar and Shoaib made quick work of the person dubbed as “The Little Master”, sending his bails flying proper on the primary supply.
“22 years ago… 22 years ago, On this day! What memories…,” wrote Akhtar on Instagram.
It was February 21 when the Rawalpindi Express clear bowled a well-set Rahul Dravid, who had scored 24 runs from 93 balls. In walked Sachin Tendulkar, India’s most harmful batsman.
However, Pakistani followers throughout the globe jumped with pleasure when Akhtar struck on the very first supply, bowling a stunner to Tendulkar and bowling him out on the very first supply.
Elated, the previous speedster will be seen falling to the bottom in jubilation as Tendulkar walks off, leaving the shattered stumps behind.
Akhtar was the decide of the Pakistani bowlers in that inning, choosing up 4 wickets within the first and the second innings. Pakistan went on to win that Test match in opposition to India by 46 runs.