Shoaib Akhtar was born on 13th August 1975. He is a Pakistani cricket commentator & former cricketer, who played all formats of the game in his 14 years career.
He is accepted as one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket, by delivering recorded top speed of 161.3 km/h in a pool match against England during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
Shoaib Akhtar was nicknamed “Rawalpindi Express” & “Tiger”, as a tribute to his fast bowling. In his career he is also the first bowler to break the 100 mph barrier, doing so twice.
Akhtar made his Test debut in November 1997 as an opening fast bowler. And he played his 1st One Day International (ODI) 3 months later.
Akhtar was sent home during the Test match series in Australia in 2005 for his poor attitude.
He received a ban in September 2007. Akhtar was banned for 5 years On 1 April 2008 for the publicly criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
In October 2008, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan suspended the 5 year ban & Akhtar was selected in the fifteen-man squad for the Twenty20 Tournament in Canada.
After the 2011 Cricket World Cup Akhtar retired from international cricket.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary