Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar turns 45, ICC calls him 'one of the fastest bowlers ever'

Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is celebrating his 45th birthday on Thursday (August 13). Shoaib, who is popularly known as Rawalpaindi Express, will always be remembered for delivering the 'fastest recorded ball' in the history of cricket when he succeeded in crossing the 100 miles per hour mark.

Aug 13, 2020, 11:33 AM IST

I’d call him 'B-grade actor': Matthew Hayden reveals sledging story involving Shoaib Akhtar

Hayden recalled an incident from a Test match against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2002 when he sledged former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar.

Aug 10, 2020, 11:14 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar blames BCCI for T20 World Cup postponement to fit in IPL

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the BCCI, alleging that the Indian cricket board played a role in the ICC postponing the T20 World Cup later this year to make room for the IPL. 

Jul 23, 2020, 18:22 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar has bowled more ODI deliveries than these bowling greats

Tendulkar bowled a total of 8,054 deliveries in 463 matches he played during his illustrious career in the 50-over format.

Jul 12, 2020, 23:47 PM IST

Regret not stopping and having a word about life with Sushant Singh Rajput, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday (June 28) expressed regret for failing to talk with actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead at his home in Mumbai few days ago, when the two met in 2016.

Jun 29, 2020, 07:15 AM IST

Some PSL owners willing to sell their teams, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday (June 2) claimed that some Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owners are ready to sell their teams in the wake of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has halted all cricketing operations across the world.

Jun 03, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

Felt 'very sad' when Sachin Tendulkar got out for 98 in 2003 World Cup, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday (May 19) said that he was very sad after claiming the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for 98 in the 2003 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at South Africa.

May 20, 2020, 10:23 AM IST

ICC trolls Shoaib Akhtar for his 'four deliveries' tweet on Steve Smith

Former Pakistan pace spearhead Shoaib Akhtar has accused the ICC of "throwing neutrality out of window" after being trolled by the world cricket governing body for claiming that he can even now dismiss Australian batting star Steve Smith in four balls.

May 14, 2020, 10:23 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar calls PCB's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi's defamation notice legally defective, meritless

Former Pakistan fast bowleer Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday (May 12)  responded to the defamation notice sent to him by Pakistan Cricket Board's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi, calling it "legally defective, merit-less and misconceived".

May 13, 2020, 12:49 PM IST

Three bouncers and I can dismiss Steve Smith on the fourth ball: Shoaib Akhtar

It will take four deliveries for Shoaib Akhtar to send world`s premier batsman Steve Smith back in the hut even today, the former Pakistan pacer has said.

May 12, 2020, 15:04 PM IST

Sania Mirza clarifies on 'joru ka ghulam' tweet, says wives blamed for players poor show

Mirza has spoken about this tweet during a video interaction with Indian women cricketers Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana on their Youtube chat show "Double Trouble."

May 09, 2020, 12:03 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar wants Salman Khan to play lead in his biopic

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan should play the lead character if ever a biopic is made on his cricketing career.

May 06, 2020, 12:46 PM IST

Naseem Shah can replicate my bowling attitude and passion: Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar believes young fast bowler Naseem Shah can replicate his "bowling attitude and passion" among the current crop of Pakistan players.

May 05, 2020, 12:54 PM IST

On this day in 2002, Inzamam-ul-Haq's triple ton helped Pakistan seal fifth-biggest win in Test history

Inzamam smashed a blistering 436-ball 329 runs,including 38 boundaries and nine sixes, during the opening Test against New Zealand in 2002. 

May 03, 2020, 12:11 PM IST

Don't think Virender Sehwag had more talent than Pakistan's Imran Nazir, says Shoaib Akhtar

Akhtar believes Pakistan, in general, did not take good care of the talent it had.

Apr 30, 2020, 14:14 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar slams PCB over match fixing row, calls the board 'incompetent'

Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not taking serious action against people who get themselves involved in match-fixing. He also asked that why doesn`t the country bring in a legislation to criminalise match-fixing. His remarks came a day after Umar Akmal was given a three-year ban for not reporting a match-fixing offer.

Apr 29, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

One should check records before forming opinion: Pakistan's Asad Shafiq hits out at Shoaib Akhtar

Shafiq, who made his debut in 2010 during an ODI series against Bangladesh, has so far appeared in 74 matches for Pakistan in the longest format of the game and amassed 4,593 runs in it. 

Apr 23, 2020, 11:08 AM IST

Shoaib Akhtar says would have killed Wasim Akram if he asked to fix matches

Akhtar played 46 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan, and bagged 178 and 247 wickets respectively, besides taking 19 T20I wickets in 15 appearances.

Apr 21, 2020, 20:35 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar stands by suggestion of India-Pakistan match for coronavirus relief funds

Shoaib's suggestion had earlier been put down by former Indian captain Kapil Dev, who said that India didn't need the money and the focus now should be on staying healthy.

Apr 12, 2020, 17:52 PM IST

India doesn't need money, can't have cricket right now: Kapil Dev slams Shoaib Akhtar's proposal

Akhtar on Wednesday proposed a closed-door series to jointly raise funds to fight the deadly virus both in India and Pakistan.

Apr 09, 2020, 15:37 PM IST