Rehman revealed that wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal shocked Pietersen by grabbing his legs in the middle of the action
Pakistan’s former left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, revealed a funny incident involving England’s prolific former batsman Kevin Pietersen and Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal during the Test series between the sides in the UAE in 2012.
Pakistan whitewashed the number one ranked England side in the three-match Test series in 2012, with Rehman taking 19 wickets and playing a key role in the home side’s victory.
Rehman revealed that wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal shocked Pietersen by grabbing his legs in the middle of the action, shocking the England batsman.
“[Kevin] Pietersen was batting when [wicketkeeper] Adnan Akmal, I don’t know, made like a weird noise and grabbed his legs. He [Pietersen] became really startled in the middle. Akmal was fined around 50 per cent of his match fees because of this as well. It was a live scene and I don’t know if Adnan Akmal just couldn’t resist or something. He just said I thought just do it and he did it,” Rehman said.
The former left-arm spinner stated that it was an unforgettable series that resulted in a dream outcome for an under-fire Pakistan side.
“I have a lot of memories from the series against England. It was a very tough time for Pakistan from 2010 to 2012. We had to face a lot of issues during that time and face many things such as curfews. So facing the number one side of the time was a very tough task. Winning matches in three days against a side like that was a dream come true. It was a series that I can never forget,” he concluded.
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