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Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani former cricketer and commentator born on 13 August 1975. Nicknamed the “Rawalpindi Express”, he was the first bowler to be recorded bowling at 100 miles per hour, a feat he achieved twice in his career. Akhter’s name is also included among the greatest Pakistani cricketers of all time.

Shoaib took 444 international wickets in a remarkable but controversial 15-year career during which he became the first man to break the 100mph barrier, a bowler who on his day was one of the most thrilling sights the game has seen. He is heartwarmingly excited about the coming Test series.

Shoaib Akhtar has been suspended not once, but twice by ICC for tampering with the ball. In fact, in 2010, he was caught red-handed while meddling with the ball in the ODI vs England at Rose Bowl.

Declining the captaincy:

I wasn’t fit enough, Shoaib Akhtar opens up on declining captaincy

The speed bowler talked honestly about the numerous happenings during his residency. He uncovered an extremely stunning point, wherein he expressed that he had all the support of his partners in those days, and he was likewise at the pinnacle of his structure, however, the PCB executives were not the least bit in a legitimate state to work. There was an enormous bungle and miscommunication, and the board never got in legitimate shape to deal with the players.

On his own part, he said that truly and intellectually he wasn’t exactly ready to attempt the captaincy post. He accepted it was an enormous obligation and he could never acknowledge such a job only for it.

Shoaib Akhtar is considered one of the best cricketers from Pakistan and the best speed bowler in cricket. Tragically, however, his celebrated lifetime was stopped by a line of injury stages, which finally drove him to hang his boots post the 2011 World Cup.

Shoaib Akhtar’s statement:

“I wasn’t fit enough. I could play three matches out of five. I was offered captaincy in 2002, but then I would’ve played only 1.5-2 years (if I played all matches),” the 47-year-old said as quoted by Pakistan Cricket.

“I was supported by my teammates, but the board was very unstable. There was mismanagement all over the board. Pakistan itself had faced mismanagement at that time.”



  1. Asad

    February 23, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    O come on, I am sure he was never offered captaincy, I guess Touqeer Zia, the then chairman PCB who took Akhtar under his wing would have said once jokingly and our beloved Rawalpindi Express thought it was a serious offer.

  2. Indu

    February 24, 2023 at 2:08 am

    Nice article..

  3. Kaleigh Dillon

    March 30, 2024 at 12:13 am

    Great information shared.. really enjoyed reading this post thank you author for sharing this post .. appreciated

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