Famous rivalry between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar is now going to renewed, but this time surface will change. The Sehwag-Akhtar showdown will be played in the frozen lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th February 2018. Both the legends will play in Cricket on Ice tournament, which is an annual event, organized by St. Moritz Cricket Club. Cricket on ice has been played in Switzerland since 1988, but it will be the first time when greats of this game will play in this tournament. It is the most prestigious event of Swiss domestic cricket and will be going to more interesting, when these legends will play against each other.
Sehwag and Akhtar both always played aggressively on the fields, but it is the first time when they will play at -12°c temperature of Switzerland. T-20 Match will be played on 8th and 9th February. Besides Sehwag and Akhtar some other all-time favorites Mohammad Kaif, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah will also be playing in this tournament.
Teams for this tournament are as below;
Sehwag Diamonds: Virender Sehwag (c), Mohammad Kaif, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andrew Symonds
Royals Team Squad: Shahid Afridi (c), Shoaib Akhtar, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Grant Elliott, Monty Panesar, Graeme Smith, Owais Shah, Abdul Razzak, Jacques Kallis
As we all know about Virender Sehwag:- he is not new to playing exhibition match outside India, previously he played MCL in Dubai along with Akhtar and Jayawardena. Now he is waiting for Akhtar again in the field after a long time. last time we all saw him to playing for Gemini Arabians during a charity match. This time, both these players are excited to take part in this Ice cricket tournament, Switzerland.
Baba re Baba, with so much cold , guaranteed #AbJamegiKulfi .
I will be there, Akhtar bhi hoga, Malinga bhi ,Kallis bhi, Symonds bhi, Mahela bhi, kai dhurandar bhi honge aur unlimited thand and excitement bhi ,Feb 8th & 9th in Switzerland. Dekhiye zaroor! pic.twitter.com/CoklbdzOHF
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 2, 2018
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 31, 2018