Mumbai: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar on Saturday, dismissed claims of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was trembling while facing fast bowler and compatriot Shoaib Akhtar as a remark 'borne out of frustration'.
Controversy-prone Afridi has backed his ex-teammate Akhtar's claim in his autobiography "Controversially Yours" that Tendulkar was uncomfortable against his pace, saying he (Afridi) had once witnessed the Indian batsman "trembling" while facing the pacer.
"He (Tendulkar) was scared of Shoaib. I have seen it myself. I was fielding at square leg and saw his legs trembling when Shoaib came on to bowl," Afridi told reporters in Karachi today without elaborating as to which match he was referring to.