Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time.
Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions.
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his arch-rivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence.
Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series.
Some of Pakistan`s top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India.
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show `Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega` with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent.
Considered as one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, Shoaib Akhtar is now ready to bowl on a different pitch as the Rawalpindi Express is likely to coach the State Bank of Pakistan in the upcoming season.
Former Pakistan tearaway fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar`s suggestion for India rising pace sensation Mohammed Shami is to "work on his run-up" as he feels the talented speedster "has the potential to serve Indian cricket for a long, long time".
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan led the chorus of appreciation for the Pakistan team after its stunning one-wicket win over India in the Asia Cup, showering special praise on senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi for his electrifying cameo.
After repeatedly criticising him for his shoddy performances, former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf today batted urged PCB to consider flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi in leadership role for the ODI team.