A hilarious Twitter exchange between Shoaib Akhtar and AB de Villiers has gone viral. On Twitter, Shoaib Akhtar and AB de Villiers had a hilarious exchange. It all started with Shane Watson’s reaction to a video of a ferocious bouncer from the Pakistan pacer.
Shoaib Akhtar is one of the game’s fastest bowlers, and batters still have nightmares about facing the Pakistan pacer. A charged-up Akhtar charging into the bowl is a sight that every cricket fan remembers, and it is also a favorite cricketing memory for many. On Thursday, Akhtar and AB de Villiers had a hilarious Twitter exchange in which they reminisced about their playing days and how Akhtar used to give the Proteas batter “nightmares.”
Shoaib Akhtar and AB de Villiers’ hilarious Twitter exchange has gone viral.
On Wednesday, cricket.com.au’s official Twitter account shared a video of Akhtar bowling a vicious bouncer to then-21-year-old Shane Watson.
“What a way to celebrate my 21st birthday!
@shoaib100mph was so good and so bloody fast,” Watson tweeted.
De Villiers responded to this tweet: “Oh my goodness! I’m still having nightmares.”
Akhtar went on to say that de Villiers has also given bowlers all over the world many sleepless nights.
“Come on, AB, you’ve given many bowlers sleepless nights. It’s always a pleasure to interact with you.”
The former South Africa captain then discussed how Akhtar nearly broke his leg at Centurion’s SuperSport Park.
“Haha. Those were the days! In my early twenties, you nearly broke my leg at Supersport Park after I decided to pull u for 6. I knew it was a big mistake the moment it hit my bat “de Villiers tweeted
Akhtar then shared a video from a previous match between Pakistan and South Africa, in which de Villiers attempted to pull the pacer, but the ball simply castled his stumps.
“However, not every pull resulted in a 6. Laughter, “Akhtar posted on Twitter.
Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is. He took 444 wickets across all three formats of the game.
AB de Villiers, on the other hand, called it quits after 20,014 international runs.