Sehwag compared Akhtar with Australian pacer Brett Lee and opined it was easier to pick the latter's deliveries
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has accused world's fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar of chucking while bowling at the international level.
While speaking on an Indian TV show, Home of Heroes, Sehwag claimed Akhtar used to 'jerk his elbow' while also admitting that he used to fear the Pakistani quick.
"Shoaib knows he used to jerk his elbow; he knew he was chucking too. Why would ICC ban him otherwise?" Sehwag says with a chuckle.
Sehwag compared Akhtar with Australian pacer Brett Lee and opined it was easier to pick the latter's deliveries.
"Brett Lee's hand came down straight, so it was easy to pick the ball. But with Shoaib, you could never guess where the hand and the ball will come from."
"I never feared facing Brett Lee, but with Shoaib, I could not trust what he would do if I hit him twice to the fence. Maybe a beamer or a toe-crushing yorker," Sehwag added.
The 43-year-old revealed New Zealand's Shane Bond was the toughest fast bowler he faced. "His deliveries would come swinging into your body, even if he bowled outside off stump."