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Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar the outstanding bowler was born on 13th August 1975.He is a previous Pakistani bowler. A small town near Rawalpindi, Punjab is the birth place of Shoaib Akhtar. His father worked in Attock Oil Refinery, Morgah. Akhtar got his primary education from Elliott High School, Morgah and then for higher education he took admission in the Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi, but then he migrated to Karachi along with his family for further education. Shoaib Akhtar proved all these things wrong and astonished the whole world by becoming a fastest bowler in the world ,which is the problem related to joints and he was also flat feeted, such patients cannot climb, they can’t run fast and cannot play games like cricket. He proved his will strenghth is greater then any other problem. He is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in modern cricket. That earned him the name ‘Rawalpindi Express’. He played tests and One Day International matches for the Pakistan national team in ICC organized events.          

SHOAIB IN FULL SWING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

As Shoaib is among the fastest bowlers that has the ability to bowl fast,to make Yorkers, slow bowling, swinging deliveries, and spiky bouncers. Such deliveries make him dangerous even on dead pitches. However, he has always been criticized and has never been far from controversy, often blamed for not being a team player. Shoaib was once banned in September 2007 by the PCB for hitting his colleague bowler Mohammad Asif with a bat prior to the Twenty20 World cup. He criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board publically and was banned for five years.



Lahore High Court in Pakistan suspended the five-year ban in October 2008, and he was selected in the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 Quadrangular Tournament in CanadaRana Bhagwandas the Pakistani judge stated once that, he is a Pakistan’s cricket legend. He took retirement from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup.


He was selected to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders that was Shahrukh Khan’s team, an Indian actor for the inaugural IPL but he played limited matches due to his injuries. Akhtar was so injured that he only managed to play a total of 46 tests and 163 One Day Internationals in his 12 year international career, taking a total of 425 wickets in all. Shoaib Akhtar, despite of all criticism, is truly a legend of the game and no matter what happens, cricket will always memorize this ostentatious star.

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