NEW YORK: Former Pakistan speed star Shoaib Akhtar did not disappoint fans when he steamed in for Sachin’s Blasters against Warne’s Warriors in first Twenty20 match of Cricket All-Stars in New York on Saturday.
The quickie, who has crossed the 100mph barrier twice in his career, gave some of the current fast-bowlers a run for their money when he delivered thunderbolts to veteran batsmen playing on Warne’s team.
The highlight of his two spells were the bouncers he bowled with the same express pace that he is remembered for. Shoaib took two wickets of former Australian opener Mathew Hayden and Sri Lanka recently-retired middle-order great Kumar Sangakkara — both bounced and bamboozled.
Here are a few highlights of his bowling spells:
The chants of ‘Sachin, Sachin’ filled the air but Sachin Tendulkar could not trump Shane Warne’s magic as the Indian icon’s Blasters went down to the Australian legend’s Warriors in the first ‘Cricket All Stars’ Twenty20 here.
Australian leg-spin legend Shane Warne, while captaining the Warriors, took three wickets to amaze the crowd in New York and earned the man of the match award.