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| On Jul 3, 2020 10:13 AM IST

Watch: Harbhajan Singh shares video of his Epic Fight with Shoaib Akhtar

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Whenever India and Pakistan confront one another on the cricket field, things more often than not tend to get heated. Considered as one of the most watched sporting spectacles around the globe, both cricketing nations India and Pakistan have been a part of some classic fixtures over the course of time. One such encounter was when the two arch-rivals squared off in Asia Cup of 2010. The moment that caught the eye was when Harbhajan Singh went toe-to-toe with Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar during the run chase.

That being said, Harbhajan Singh only just shared the footage of his clash with Shoaib Akhtar in the penultimate over of the game. During the game ‘Bhajji’ had smashed the Rawalpindi Express for a big six straight over his head. Taking it to notice, Shoaib Akhtar was not at all amused by what had just happened to him, which eventually led to a verbal spat.

With seven needed of the final six balls, Harbhajan and Praveen Kumar brought down the equation with three runs of the final two deliveries in the Mohammad Amir over. But Harbhajan Singh was in no mood of hanging around longer as he belted Amir for a six over deep mid-wicket to Team India the crunch game.

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It was the fourth match in the Asia Cup at Dambulla as Pakistan ended up scoring a fighting total of 272 in the first innings. Gautam Gambhir was one of the standouts in the run-chase as he scored a well compiled knock of 83 and was given adequate support from MS Dhoni as he scored a fifty from one end.

But it was India’s veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh who took responsibility at a pressure situation and won his side the game in style and with three-wickets to spare. The Bhajji-Akhtar confrontation is still considered as one of finest heated moments in an Indo-Pak game.

 

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Walli Siddiqui

Talking, articulating, presenting about a sport or a team you love is quite unparalleled, Hence, you can always find me here. P.S. An avid Manchester United fan.