Shoaib Akhtar Wife, Height, Age, Bowling Speed, Stats, Controversy

Updated on: Aug 25, 2022 5:57 pm IST

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    Shoaib Akhtar Pakistani Cricketer

    Nickname: Rawalpindi Express
    Profession: Pakistan Cricketer (Bowler)
    Biography
    Autobiography: Not yet
    Biopic: Not yet
    Physical Appearance

    Height in feet

    6 ft
    Weight (approx.): 80 Kg
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black
    Tattoos: Not Known
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 13 August 1975

    Shoaib Akhtar Age

    47 years
    Birth Place: Morgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Leo
    Nationality: Pakistani
    School: Elliot High School, Rawalpindi
    College: Agshar Mall College, Rawalpindi
    Educational Qualifications: Graduate
    Signature: NA

    Family
    Father: Mohammad Akhtar
    Mother: Hameeda Awan
    Sister: Shumaila
    Brothers: Shahid, Tahir, Obaid and Late Shoaib
    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Islam
    Address: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    Test: November 2, 1997 against West Indies
    ODI: March 28, 1998 against Zimbabwe
    T20I: August 28, 2006 against England
    Jersey Number: #14 (Pakistan), #14 (IPL)
    Domestic/State Team: Somerset, Worcestershire, Durham, Rawalpindi and Kolkata Knight Riders
    Nature on field: Calm
    Likes to play against: India
    Favourite Shot/Ball: Reverse Swing

     

    Holds the record of the fastest ball ever recorded at a speed of 161.3 km/h

    Controversies

    • Once caught red handed tampering the ball in 2003 in Sri Lanka. He was banned for some matches for tampering the ball
    • Once hit his teammate Mohammad Asif with bat for spending his money for partying. Mohammad Asif and Shahid Afridi went all bonkers with Shoaib’s money which made him angrier as he also had a bad day on the ground
    • Criticised Indian legends Rahul Dravid and Sachin tendulkar on their batting techniques in his book, “Controversially Yours”
    • Banned for five years for violating the players’ code of conduct in 2008
    • In the popular Indian TV Show when Shoaib Akhtar was  a guest alongside Harbhajan Singh, he took a dig in the former PCB head and the state of national cricket
    • Often lost his cool on the ground and that took him to new lows. He was banned for one test match and two ODIs for abusing Paul Adams verbally in a game in Lahore

    Preferences
    Hobbies: Listening to songs
    Favourite Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Ricky Ponting
    Favourite Bowler: Imran Khan and Waqar Younis
    Favourite Cricket Ground: Eden Gardens Kolkata, India and Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
    Favourite sports personalities: NA
    Favourite Food: Aaloo Keema
    Favourite Actors/Actresses: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan / Sonali Bendre
    Favourite TV Show: Gladiator
    Favourite Musicians/Singers: Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
    Favourite Car: NA
    Favourite Book: NA
    Favourite Destinations: NA
    Smoking/Alcohol: No/ Yes

    Style Quotient
    Cars Collection: Bentley Continental Flying Spur, BMW 5 Series

    Shoaib Akhtar Wife

    Marital Status: Married
    Shoaib Akhtar Girlfriend : Kajal Agarwal (Indian Actress) and Meera (Pakistani Actress)
    – Both rumored

    Shoaib Akhtar Wife name

    Rubab Khan

    Shoaib Akhtar Wife

    Marriage Date: NA
    Children: NA

     

    Lesser Known Facts

    • Shoaib Akhtar belonged from a very poor family in the economically broken state of Pakistan. When he was child in a stormy night the roof fell down and they hid where they could to protect themselves from the rain
    • Shoaib Akhtar was even offered a role in the movie Gangster by prominent director Mahesh Bhatt but his involvement was cancelled by the Pakistan Cricket Board
    • Shoaib Akhtar holds the record of the fastest ball ever in the history of cricket against England in the ICC World Cup 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. He bowled at a speed of 161.3 kmph or 100.2 miles per hour
    • Shoaib Akhtar was an atlete as well in his school days and he was a very good sprinter
    • Shoaib Akhtar had a very different training when he was growing up. He used to pick up rocks and would bowl them on the mountains where he grew up. He even used throw bricks that gave him his strength
    • According to Shoaib Akhtar, the fastest bowler he ever saw was Mohammad Zahid of Pakistan
    • Shoaib Akhtar has suffered knee pain in most part of his 18 years cricket career
    • The President of Rawalpindi Real Cricket Association, Isthaq Shah, in the early 90s once Shoaib Akhtar bowling and he was so impressed with his bowling that he made him an offer to play in a test match against New Zealand
    • Shoaib Akhtar also enjoys playing snooker and football whenever he is not playing cricket
    • Shoiab Akhtar was so scared of Sachin Tendulkar’s hammering in the ICC World Cup 2003 that he requested the captain Waqar younis to take him off the bowling attack to save himself from humiliation

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