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A day after retiring, Yuvraj says he was 'terrified' of Shoaib Akhtar

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matches between and have always been nail-biting, owing to the age-old rivalry between the two teams. However, the camaraderie of players from both countries is something that cannot be missed.

Indian Yuvraj Singh, who retired from all forms of on Monday, took to to reveal that he was "terrified" whenever Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar bowled.

Soon after Yuvraj announced his retirement, Akhtar created a video to bid adieu to the left-hander.

"Yuvraj is a rockstar, a match winner and a very good friend. When I saw him in 2003 in match at Centurion, he played a very good knock and I always found him as an elegant batsman. He's a Punjabi and speaks our language," Akhtar had said on Monday.

"I remember that he used to play very fluently. Yuvi always knew a lot about Yuvraj has done wonders for his nation. He was an integral part of India's triumph and his six 6's against will always be remembered. He is very patriotic and he will always remain the biggest match-winner. I wish him all the very best for his future," he added.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 16:45 IST
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