Had to hide my wife in the cupboard of my hotel room: Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq narrates hilarious...

Had to hide my wife in the cupboard of my hotel room: Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq narrates hilarious...

Apart from enticing the batsmen with his loopy off-spinners and foxing them with deceptive ‘doosras’, former Pakistan cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq is also an impressive story-teller. He knows how to keep the audience hooked to his words, exactly the way he used to keep the crowd and sometimes even the batsman guessing about his next move. In a recent interview, Saqlain narrated how he hid his wife in the cupboard of his hotel room during the 1999 World Cup in England. The Pakistan Cricket Board had suddenly asked the players to send their family back in the middle of the tournament during 1999 World Cup. Saqlain, who refers to himself as someone who doesn’t like to change things much, had decided not to follow that particular rule. “True! This is absolutely true,” said Saqlain replying to a fan’s question about the incident during an interview with Raunak Kapoor in the show ‘Beyond The Field’. “Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern – work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep the things as they are and ...
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