Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara has revealed that Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram “always made me feel stupid”.
Lara is without a doubt one of the best batsmen to have ever played the game and currently holds the record for the highest Test score of 400 not out.
However, while the 48-year-old played against Akram on numerous occasions, he opened up on why he always feared batting against the Sultan of Swing.
“Wasim Akram. He always made me feel stupid,” Lara was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
In a previous interview with Dawn, Lara elaborated on how Akram used to trouble him while he was at the crease.
“Oh, he was fast and furious,” Lara had said. “He bowled over and round the wicket, swung the ball both ways, a master of reverse swing and moreover, at times, he cut the ball prodigiously.
“His bouncers were fast and slow too and very aggressive when in full flow and very competitive as well. I never felt in control when facing Wasim because he was always very unpredictable.”