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Shoaib Akhtar Wife, Age, Bowling Speed, 161, Height, Stats


Shoaib Akhtar Pakistani Cricketer

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

Shoaib Akhtar Height in feet

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

Shoaib Akhtar Age

(as on 2021):

46 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

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
  • 178 Test wickets and 247 ODI wickets
  • Bowled Sachin Tendulkar out for a duck in their first encounter


  • 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

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
Wife/Spouse: Rubab Khan

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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