Who has not heard the name of legendary Shoaib Akhtar? Hailing from Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, Akhtar is arguably one pacer to have graced the game of cricket. Also, known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’, Akhtar was born on 13th August 1975. He made his Test debut for the national side in 1997 and then three months later made his debut in the Greens as well. During his career, he broke numerous records and only became lethal with time, developing the reputation of unplayable and fastest bowler in the world. He represented Pakistan for 14 years in cricket and has now turned into a commentator to be in touch with the sport, which has earned him so much.
About Shoaib Akhtar
|Wife name||Rubab Khan|
|Fastest ball||161.3 km/h|
Shoaib Akhtar has earned a lot from the game of cricket. His net worth is estimated to be around 23 million USD, which is around 172 crore Indian rupees. Apart from cricket he’s indulged in various endorsements and is also a TV commentator.
Shoaib Akhtar’s stats depict how good a bowler he was in his time. The pace sensation represented Pakistan in 46 Test matches and took 178 wickets in the purest format of the game. In 163 ODI matches, the right-arm pacer took 247 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.77. He also played 15 T20Is for his country and took 19 wickets.
Shoaib Akhtar created the world record for the fastest delivery in the World. The right-arm pacer in the third match of the ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand on April 27, 2002 at Lahore bowled a 161.3 kph to batter Craig McMillan. He also became the first bowler to in the world to cross the 100 mph (160kmh) barrier.
You can see the video of his fastest ball here:
Shoaib Akhtar has played only 3 matches in Indian Premier League (IPL). The right arm-pacer played the marquee tournament in the inaugural edition in 2008 and after that due to political tensions between nations, players from Pakistan have missed out in recent years.
Shoaib Akhtar played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. In the three matches played, he took 5 wickets to go with the best bowling figures of 4/11.
Shoaib Akhtar’s name always hogged over the headlines for his on and off-field antics. During his career spanning 14 years, though had various achievements to his name, he often found himself in various controversies.
Here are some the controversies related to Shoaib Akhtar:
Here are some of the memes on Shoaib Akhtar: