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Shoaib Akhtar hails ‘the man himself’ Sourav Ganguly

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is reckoned as one of the finest pace bowlers of his generation. With his mesmerising speed, Akhtar troubled many batters all across the globe. His battles with former India captain Sourav Ganguly were thrilling to watch for fans on both sides of the border. On Monday, Akhtar posted a brilliant message for Ganguly speaking about his rivalry with the left-handed batsman as well as his leadership.

“I welcomed any opposition because i was determined to see the battle through. One of my toughest opposition was the man himself @souravganguly. Not only a tough opposition but a great captain having played under his leadership for @kkriders,” Akhtar wrote as he posted a picture of him and Ganguly during their active days as cricketers.

Sourav Ganguly is finalising the details of the 13th edition of the T20 league which is to take place in the UAE. Having led KKR in the initial few seasons of the league, the Prince of Kolkata now has the responsibility of leading the entire league in this ‘new normal’ that will see the tournament be held in the Middle East for the whole season in a ‘bio-secure bubble’.

The BCCI, as well as the franchises, are under pressure to make this season success while also avoiding challenges that may come due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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