1999 India tour my favourite: Wasim Akram

Tags: India, Pakistan, Wasim Akram

Published on: Jun 17, 2020

India vs Pakistan rivalry is considered among the most intense in world cricket. Although there is a lot of pressure on the two sides, players have often stated that they have enjoyed playing in these encounters the most.

In a podcast with Shane Watson titled ‘Lessons Learnt with the Greats’, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram too has admitted that loved playing against India and the pressure it brought along. Akram specifically recalled the 1999 tour of India where Pakistan got a standing ovation in Chennai after a tense win.

“I used to enjoy Indo-Pak pressure, used to take it in a positive way,” Akram told Watson in the podcast. Recalling the 90s, the ex-left armer stated that Pakistan won a lot against India in that decade, something which he looks back upon with great satisfaction.

“The 90s we won a lot against…

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