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Shoaib Akhtar’s arrogance again showed, made big claims about the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup

New Delhi: The Indian team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup in its name. Before defeating Sri Lanka in the final match, India had a challenge of Pakistan (IND vs PAK) in the semi-final. After winning that match by 29 runs, the Indian team was booked for the final. Fast in the playing XI of that match for Pakistan. Bowler Shoaib Akhtar did not get a place, in that match Sachin Tendulkar scored the highest 85 runs for India.

Memories of Mohali disturbs
The semi-final match between India and Pakistan was played in Mohali. Shoaib Akhtar said that the memories of Mohali haunt him even today. In his interview on Sportskeeda, the former fast bowler said, ‘The memory of Mohali haunts me… 2011 World Cup semi-final. I should have fed them. This was completely unfair on the part of the team management. I knew I had only two matches left and it was my wish to raise the Pakistan flag at the Wankhede. I knew India was under tremendous pressure. The whole country and the media was looking up to the team. We were underdogs. That’s why I believed that we should not have taken the pressure.

Gets Sachin-Sehwag out
Pakistan did not give a chance in that match by calling Shoaib Akhtar unfit. To prove his fitness, he bowled 8 consecutive overs during practice, but it also did not help. He says that he would have taken the wickets of Sachin and Sehwag in that match. Akhtar said, ‘I was told that I am unfit. But I bowled eight consecutive overs during practice. If I had played that match, the result could have been anything. I would have got Sachin and Sehwag out. Then the Indian innings would have collapsed.

He continued, ‘I was really sad. I am not the kind of person who cries but I am the kind of person who breaks things. I broke a few things in the dressing room. I knew only the first 10 overs mattered.

Was out after taylor’s thrashing
In the 24th match of the 2011 World Cup, Ross Taylor of New Zealand had beaten Shoaib Akhtar fiercely. Akhtar had hit three sixes and three fours in his last over. That’s why he didn’t get a chance to play again.

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