When we talk about the two rivalry teams in international cricket, Pakistan and India are the two teams that will always come in the mind. There has been a number of clashes between the two teams and their players. The two retired rivalry players, Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer, and Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistani cricketer has always been seen fuelling each other. Their cold fight has been going on, ever since their days on the field.
Shoaib Akhtar, also known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’, is currently a commentator and a YouTuber, whereas Virender Sehwag, has been occasionally seen commentating. But still, their rivalry didn’t end. Shoaib was well-known for his right-arm fast bowling skills, whereas Virender was popular for his destructive batting. The two players always made a nerve-wracking situation for both the Indian and Pakistani supporters. Well, do you remember “Beta beta hota hai, baap baap hota hai” dialogue by Virender in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup?
In an interview, Virender disclosed, that in the Pakistan vs Indian match, during the 2003 World Cup, the team almost scored 200 runs against Pakistan. Shoaib was bowling a number of bouncers against him and provoking him to hit a six. Sehwag pointed towards Sachin and said, “Woh toh tera baap khada hai, usko daal woh marega.” (Your father is standing there, he will hook a six for you). Then when Sachin stroke the ball excellently, he said to Shoaib again, “Beta beta hota hai, baap baap hota ha.” (Son is always a son; dad is always a dad)
This incident has been one of the controversial topics between the two teams. Well, there has been no proof of the incident, but this is regarded as the best rivalry moments between them. There have been more such incidents between the two players on the field, which has grabbed the attention of many cricket fans.