Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has shared a video on social media. Both the recent passed away Australian cricketers Andrew Symonds and Shane Warne are also seen with him in this video. While sharing this video, he has also shared an anecdote. This 35 second video is from 2015. The Cricket All-Stars Series was played in 2015, in which Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne’s team competed against each other. In this series, Akhtar was in Sachin’s team, while Symonds was in Warne’s team.
Sharing this video, Akhtar wrote, “What a memorable conversation we had during our 2015 trip to America. I was playing for Sachin Tendulkar’s team, and Symonds was playing for Warne’s team. It’s hard to believe that Symonds and Warne are no longer with us. ‘
He further wrote, “Symonds told me, I will hit a six directly on the screen on your ball and there will be a six that will explode there.” Three T20 matches were played in that series and Warne’s team won all three.
In the video below Symonds is seen saying the above words to Shoaib and also said ” dont bowl me your shit slower ball ”
It may be mentioned that former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident. His untimely demise has come as a huge shock to the cricketing world. Andrew Symonds was alone in the car at the time of accident.
Symonds is regarded as one of the most influential cricketers in Australia. Apart from being an aggressive batsman who can instill fear amongst his opponents with brutal hitting , he was also a fine bowler and a terrific fielder with electrifying throws . He used to bowl medium pace and off spin according to the match situations and condition of the pitch.