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Shoaib Akhtar backs Shahid Afridi, says he was treated harshly by senior players

Recalling an incident, Akhtar said Afridi was once told to return home from a camp in Abbottabad after exchanging words with the then team manager Talat Ali.

May 09, 2019, 23:10 PM IST

Racism row: Sarfraz Ahmed accepts mistake, says he has learnt lesson

Soon after returning from South Africa, Sarfraz said that he has realised his mistake and that is why he had immediately apologised publicly following the episode.

Jan 30, 2019, 10:30 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar slams Sarfraz Ahmed for racist comments against Proteas cricketer

Akhtar said that Sarfraz's conduct was totally unacceptable.

Jan 24, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar resigns from the post of Pakistan Cricket Board's Advisor

Shoaib served as the Advisor to PCB chairman for six months. 

Sep 06, 2018, 21:30 PM IST

After Shahid Afridi, former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar tweets on India-Pakistan relationship

The comment comes days after Shahid Afridi raked up the 'Kashmir issue' on Twitter

Apr 07, 2018, 19:55 PM IST

Salman Khan convicted in blackbuck poaching case: Shoaib Akhtar sad

Salman was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison after a Jodhpur court convicted him for killing two rare blackbucks.


Apr 06, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

Will give my best to improve cricket structure in Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is looking to improve the country's cricket structure.

Feb 19, 2018, 21:05 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar made advisor and brand ambassador by Pakistan Cricket Board

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was appointed as an advisor and brand ambassador by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier this week.

Feb 18, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

Icy cool shots: Vintage Virender Sehwag floors Sourav Ganguly with bat and words

Virender Sehwag doesn't seem to have lost any of his touch that used to take the breath of cricket fans away when the former India opener intimidated bowlers with his free-flowing strokes. The Nawab of Najafgarh brought memories of those days back at the St Moritz Ice Challenge on Wednesday, hitting 62 runs off just 31 balls.

Feb 09, 2018, 13:36 PM IST

Fire & Ice: Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi spice it up on Lake St Moritz

 At his prime, Virender Sehwag never had "surface tension". Now at 40, with spectacles and a big bald patch, it still does not matter.

Feb 08, 2018, 19:42 PM IST

Pakistan cricketers are adored in India, feels Shoaib Akhtar

Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels cricketers in India and Pakistan are being denied a chance to experience the historic cross-border sporting rivalry between the two countries due to politics.

Jan 23, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Long way before India becomes fast-bowling nation: Shoaib Akhtar

The Indian pace attack has been talked up of late and to be fair, they have done a decent job in South Africa. But Shoaib Akhtar sees it only as the beginning and says there is still a long way to go before India becomes a good fast bowling nation.

Jan 19, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

Only Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 centuries: Shoaib Akhtar

For Kohli to surpassed Tendulkar's record of hundred international centuries, he will need to play international cricket for a long time. Kohli made his debut in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in August 2008, and is close to completing a decade in international cricket.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Akhtar to resume their rivalry on ice

Sehwag is not new to playing exhibition games outside India. He played the MCL in Dubai and was also part of Cricket.

Nov 22, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan hails India captain Virat Kohli as great player with great heart

Kohli has led India to yet another series win by defeating New Zealand 2-1 in a three-match T20I series.

Nov 08, 2017, 22:41 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar shows concern for Pune pitch row, gets the stick on Twitter

Shoaib Akhtar's concern for the controversy around the pitch ahead of second ODI between India and New Zealand was dealt with a stick by Twitterati, who trolled the former Pakistan bowler for his comments. 

Oct 26, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar shares throwback moment with Shah Rukh Khan, calls him most humble man

The former Pakistani speedster made his KKR debut against the Delhi Daredevils and earned Man of the Match award for helping his side defend a low score of 133 runs.

Aug 17, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar turns 42, here’s look back at his unfulfilled international career

Akhtar played for Pakistan for over 13 years but in that long a span, he could only accumulate 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is.

Aug 13, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar calls Pakistan secular state, gets brutally trolled for committing gaffe on Twitter

The former Pakistani speedster shared a post on Twitter, showing their President Mamnoon Hussain administering an oath to new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi but seemed to have referred either of them as "Darshan Lal."

Aug 08, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar​ hails removal of Nawaz Sharif as PM, hopes 'bleeding' Pakistan will move forward

Sharif was on Friday disqualified from office by the Supreme Court which sent his case to an anti-corruption court for trial in the Panamagate graft scandal.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:12 PM IST