Watch: Fans relived the Sehwag-Akhtar rivalry in Ice Cricket Tournament

Sehwag hit Akhtar for four on first delivery of the contest.

Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar | Pic Credit: Hindustan Times

The Ice cricket tournament kicked off in style at Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland. The most entertaining aspect of the first innings was Virender Sehwag taking on arch-rival Shoaib Akhtar.

While scoring his first half-century on the ice, the Nawab of Najafgarh started the innings by cutting Shoaib Akhtar’s very first ball for a four and then went on to make a terrific 62. 

Team Diamond led by Sehwag ended up with 166 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Shahid Afridi's Team Royals reached the target with ease. 

Sehwag talking about the contest said St Moritz can become a good sports tourism destination. "It is an exciting concept and needs to be persisted with and it can only grow in people's minds. It can also help St Moritz become a good sports tourism destination," Sehwag told PTI.

Sehwag might have retired from cricket but his batting style remained the same. He can still give nightmares to bowlers. Here is the video of his innings:

 

St Moritz had hosted two Winter Olympic Games in 1928 and 1948, but now the Swiss Tourism wants to promote it actively as a new tourist hub. Switzerland witnesses more than a decent footfall of Indian tourists over the years, but it is mostly confined to Zurich and other known locales like Mount Titlis (famous for the shooting of Bollywood movie 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge').


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 09 Feb, 2018

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