Updated: April 12, 2020 7:51:47 pm
Saqlain Mushtaq and Anil Kumble have been on reverse sides of many a tense clashes on the cricket subject between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, however the Pakistan spinner acquired an important piece of assist from Kumble which helped him see correctly, Mushtaq mentioned on Sunday.
In an Instagram stay with Sportstar on Sunday, Saqlain revealed that he had an issue with his eyesight, which no physician in Pakistan might treatment. With Kumble’s assist, he discovered a physician in London who carried out a miracle for him.
“We were in England and I told Anil bhai that there are not many good opticians back home, so I am struggling and if he could suggest some ophthalmologists. So, he suggested that I go to Dr. Bharat Rugani. Even he said that he and (Sourav) Ganguly consult him often,” Saqlain mentioned.
“I had consulted many doctors in Pakistan and none could treat it. So, it was Anil bhai who would help me get in touch with the doctor. It was because of him that I could recover. He is a gem of a person. If I (stood) in the boundary while fielding, my anticipation power was zero. That’s why I would be slow and would react late. Now, I can see everything clearly,” the previous Pakistan spin ace mentioned.
Saqlain Mushtaq additionally mentioned about having utmost respect for Kumble, who he used to treat as an ‘elder brother’. He additionally spoke about how all the Pakistan workforce had been in awe of Kumble’s 10-wicket feat.
Mushtaq additionally spoke concerning the back-and-forth between Shoaib Akhtar and Kapil Dev on whether India and Pakistan should play cricket matches to lift funds in assist of the struggle towards the coronavirus well being disaster.
“Why simply this charity match? All cricket, commerce equations between India and Pakistan ought to resume. This pandemic has taught that we’re people, who really feel issues the identical method on both aspect – be it India or Pakistan,” Saqlain mentioned.
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