Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag declared the former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling actions “illegal.”
Virender Sehwag, speaking on Indian digital show “Home of Heroes”, stated that Shoaib’s action in bowling is illegal. He also claimed that Shoaib used to jerk his elbow when bowling.
Shoaib, an Indian cricketer, said Shoaib knew that he used to jerk the elbow and that he knew he was also chuckling.
Shoaib, 43, said that Brett Lee was the easier choice when deciding between Shoaib’s and Akhtar’s resemblance.
“Why would the ICC ban him?” Brett Lee‘s hand was straight so it was easy for him to pick up the ball. Shoaib is a difficult one to predict where the hand and ball will come.
“I didn’t fear facing Brett Lee. But with Shoaib I couldn’t trust his reaction if I hit him twice on the fence.” He said that he thought he was a beamer, or a yorker who crushes the toes.