Standing up to nasty fast bowling is the most dreaded task in cricket. And the difficulty level gets quadrupled when there’s Shoaib Akhtar steaming in from well outside the ring as if to kill you from 5.75 ounces of rock-hard leather. Australian opener Justin Langer copped one such thunderbolt flush on the helmet grille, and was really lucky to still have his head intact. The Rawalpindi Express dug the ball in short as it spat out alarmingly from the deck with the intention of some skull-crushing. Thankfully, there was none.
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