Former Sri Lankan skipper and one of the best wicket-keeper batsman of all times, Kumar Sangakkara, has recently revealed the name of the most difficult bowler he faced in his International career.
Speaking on the Howie Games podcast, Sangakkara revealed Pakistan great Wasim Akram as the most difficult bowler he encountered during his 594-game international career.
“I think I’ve faced Wasim Akram only a few times (but he was) immensely difficult,” Sangakkara said.
“It’s strange you know, when you pick your bowlers or the people think, if you take Akram on the Test wicket tally, he’s nowhere near the top. “He’s 12th, but you ask any batsman around the world and his name always comes up. “He was an absolute genius.”
Sanga also rated Australia’s Shane Warne, India’s Zaheer Khan and England’s Graeme Swann among the toughest bowlers he had faced.
“I’ve never faced Murali, luckily, in international cricket, or Chaminda Vaas. “Shane Warne, incredibly difficult. “I’ve had problems with Zaheer Khan. Graeme Swann. These bowlers have been very, very difficult,” Sanga added.