Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan legend and KKR's bowling coach in our title-winning seasons, Tweeted a photo on Friday (June 11) to reveal a special exchange with West Indies great Brian Lara from their recent meeting.
The Prince of Trinidad never ceases to amaze, years after retirement from the game! We met at a charity and he brought this shoe with him to make sure I would sign it - he’d held on to it since 1992 WC when I hit him on the toe (after he got 88!) Hold a grudge much, @BrianLara ? pic.twitter.com/wXwUf9otUt— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 11, 2021
Akram was referring to the fourth match of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, where Lara hit a scintillating knock of 88 not out before retiring hurt when a pin-point yorker from Akram forced him to retire hurt. By then however, chasing 221, West Indies were in a comfortable position to bag a victory.
Lara and Desmond Haynes (93 ot out) scored 175 runs for the first wicket in just 37 overs, to seal the 10-wicket win for the Caribbean side. Notably, this was Lara's first ever appearance in the Cricket World Cup.
Watch the excellent knock from Lara here, with the moment from Akram's Tweet at the 12:45 mark:
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