Legends League Cricket 2022: “Wanted to punch him” – Akhtar on Kaif Approach | WATCH
Legends League Cricket 2022: The Legends League Cricket 2022 has been played between iconic cricketers around the world. The league has already started on January 20th, when the India Maharajas took on the Asia Lions in the first match of the league. After winning the toss, the skipper of India Maharajas Mohd Kaif chose to bowl first. Asia Lions posted a really competitive total of 175/7 in their 20 overs. Watch big bash cricket live stream and the latest news.
Upal Tharanga scored a beautiful half-century, made 66 runs off 46 balls, and was the top scorer for the Asia Lions. And the late flourish from their skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq (44 runs off 30 balls), helped their team get to this total. For India Maharajas, Manpreet Gony took three wickets, but it was Irfan Pathan who looked really good for his 2/22 in his four overs.
Chasing the target, the India Maharajas lost their first three wickets for just 34 runs in the first six overs. But the fourth wicket partnership between skipper Mohammad Kaif and Yusuf Pathan sealed the game for the India Maharajas. Yusuf Pathan was adjudged “Man of the Match” for his performance of 80 runs off 40 balls, with five sixes and nine fours, and Mohd Kaif was unbeaten on 42 off 37 balls. It was a dream come true for the 90’s kids, watching their legends play against each other once again. For Asia Lions, Shoaib Akhtar was the pick of the bowler, who bowled fast and accurately and end up with 1/21 in his four overs.
Legends League Cricket 2022: The Spat between Mohd. Kaif and Shoaib Akhtar
However, when Mohd Kaif was facing Shoaib Akhtar in the match, he attempted to walk down the pitch to Akhtar to play. Akhtar didn’t like it and bowled a bouncer, which Kaif was uncomfortable with and was lucky not to edge to Kamran Akmal, the wicketkeeper. And this incident reminded us of the days when both players represented their countries on the international stage. Read our today’s cricket betting tips. see more here.
Shoaib Akhtar stated at the conclusion of the match that “He wasn’t pleased with Kaif’s approach to the delivery. And I’ve told him many times that he shouldn’t do it.” “I just feel like punching him” Akhtar added in a lighthearted tone. In the end, it was a fantastic match between the two teams, with India Maharajas winning by six wickets.
There are three teams in the Legends League Cricket:
1. India Maharajas:
Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Sanjay Bangar, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Subramanium Badrinath, Naman Ojha, Munaf Patel, Manpreet Gony, Nayan Mongia, Hemang Badani, Venugopal Rao, Mohammed Kaif, Stuart Binny.
2. Asia Lions:
Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Misbah ul Haq (Pakistan), Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Umar Gul (Pakistan), Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan), Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka), Kamran Akmal (Pakistan), Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan), Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka), Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka), Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan).
3. World Giants:
Kevin Pietersen (England), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa), Brett Lee (Australia), Daren Sammy (West Indies), Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Corey Anderson (New Zealand), Morne Morkel (South Africa), Brad Haddin (Australia), Kevin O’Brien (Ireland), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Monty Panesar (England), Albie Morkel (South Africa), Owais Shah (England). Check our free cricket prediction on a wide range of games.
Legends League Cricket 2022: Date and Time
Legends League Cricket 2022 has started from January 20 to January 29, 2022. A total of 7 matches will take place during the tournament. All the matches will begin at 8 PM IST, 6:30 PM local time.
Legends League Cricket 2022: Broadcasters (India)
Sony Sports Networks has the exclusive rights to broadcast all the matches of Legends League Cricket 2022. Hence, fans can tune to Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3 channels to watch the matches. The live streaming of the matches will be available on the SonyLiv app.