Former Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram had a memorable gift for Windies nice Brian Lara. The bowler took to Twitter to share the second with the followers.
Akram shared a picture of Lara holding a shoe with a gap on the toe. The former Pakistan cricketer then shared an fascinating story behind the shoe and why Lara has held on to it regardless of being in a worn out situation.
“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 ?” tweeted Akram.
The Prince of Trinidad by no means ceases to amaze, years after retirement from the sport! We met at a charity and he introduced this shoe with him to verify I’d signal it – he’d held on to it since 1992 WC once I hit him on the toe (after he received 88!) Hold a grudge a lot, @BrianLara ? pic.twitter.com/wXwUf9otUt
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 11, 2021
The incident as described by the legendary Pakistan cricketer befell throughout the fourth match on the 1992 Cricket World Cup. In the Pakistan vs West Indies conflict, Lara scored a wonderful 88 earlier than he was taken out of the equation by a toe-crushing yorker by none aside from Akram.
However, Lara’s harm did not have an effect on the workforce as they accomplished the 221-run chase reasonably comfortably.
Lara together with Desmond Haynes (93*) added 175 runs for the primary wicket in simply 37 overs and helped their aspect seal the competition by ten wickets. Interestingly, this was additionally Lara’s first-ever look within the Cricket World Cup.