The eighth edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is underway in Australia. Experts and former cricketers across teams are assessing their country’s chances, and the latest to join the bandwagon is Pakistan’s Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq.
The two legendary pillars of Pakistani cricket came together for a show where Misbah’s reply to Akram’s million-dollar question left everyone in splits.
A curious Akram asked Misbah why Pakistan batters do not attempt to play unorthodox shots in T20 cricket like reverse scoop or sweep.
A smiling Misbah reminded Akram of the 2007 T20 World Cup, where he got out playing an unorthodox shot and said, “They stopped taking risks after the 2007 T20 final against India.”
He further added, “People forget the number of fours or six I hit, all they remember was the one shot I played in the end.”
The former Pakistan captain said people criticize him for playing that shot even today and admitted to never missing that shot in his life.
Notably, Pakistan required six off four balls to win the ICC T20 World Cup. An in-form Misbah attempted a scoop hit but eventually got out after Sreesanth took the catch, resulting in India being crowned world champions.