Melbourne, Dec. 27 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has revealed his biggest mistake he had committed in the sledging department during his playing days.
The 38-year-old, who was commentating during Australia domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League season, disclosed that he had directed his worst sledge towards Shoaib Akhtar, accusing the then fastest bowler on the planet as looking like Tarzan and bowling like Jane.
Flintoff further said that his remarks had antagonised the former Pakistan speedster so much that he ended up bowling faster and eventually got him out, News.com.au reported.
Akhtar, who has the world’s fastest delivery to his name by clocking 161.3 km/h against England during the 2003 World Cup, was capable of scaring even the most accomplished batsmen. (ANI)