Veteran Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag recently in a chat show revealed that India’s arch-rival Pakistan’s former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq had once changed the field to let him hit a six over the long on.
Virender Sehwag disclosed the interesting incident in a YouTube series ‘What the Duck,’ hosted by Vikram Sathaye.
“I think we were playing a Test match in Bangalore and I was in a very good form in that series, I made 201 in the first innings, so I was batting and Inzamam Ul Haq was standing in the slips and Kamran Akmal was the keeper. The batting went on for long so long off, long on and mid wicket were all in place and Dinesh Kaneria was continuously bowling on pads. So I told Inzy bhai, Call the long on ahead. He asked me why? And I said I want to hit a six,” Sehwag said.
Just on the next ball, legendary Pak player Inzamam removed the long on fielder. On the next bowl, Pakistan’s Kaneria bowled to Sehwag’s pads again and he struck the ball for a six over long-on.
After getting hit for a six by Sehwag, a furious Kaneria asked his then captain the reason why he removed the fielder.
“He laughed and said You’re kidding, I said no I am not. call him ahead for one ball and if I don’t hit a six send him back. So he called long on to mid on, Kaneria bowled and I hit him for a six and then he sent him back. Kaneria got really angry. He was like Inzy bhai (Inzamam) why did you call him ahead. He replied you just bowl,” Sehwag added and later said that he enjoyed a brotherly relation with Inzamam.