|Birthday:||December 30, 1994|
|Total International Wickets:||444 Wickets|
|First International Match:|
Test Match on 29 November 1997 against West Indies
Name: Shoaib Akhthar
Profession: Former International Cricketer
|Full Name:||Shoaib Akhtar|
|Nickname:||Rawalpindi Express, Tiger|
|Profession:||Former Pakistani Cricketer|
|Famous for:||Professional Bowler (Left-Handed)|
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Who is Shoaib Akhtar? About Cricketer
Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani fast bowler who continuously dominated the world with his pace. He is known as the fastest bowler in the World. He became the only player to cross the barrier of 100mp/h ‘s bowling speed. He bowled a 161.3 km/p making it the fastest ball of cricket ever. He is the only Bowler to destroy the inning of Batsman making them retired hurt for 19 times. He has been the best and deadliest bowler of Cricket History.
He started his international cricket on November 29, 1997, in a test match against West Indies at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan which was also his hometown. He struggled a lot to come over at this stage. After his debut in Test, he also played ODI and T20I in 1998 and 2006 respectively.
During his early career, he wasn’t been noticed well. But after the stunning wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with a sensational yorker in the Second Test Match got him a huge shout from the Audience. The wicket was on zero. Since his debut, he has been winning the heart of every single cricket fan with his bowling.
He became a fear for several cricketers. He used to bowl mostly 150km/p hr and sometimes the bouncers with more pace. He ruled the whole cricket world with his deadliest bowls. He retired from all forms of cricket on March 8, 2011, against New Zealand at Pallekele. The day when the legend retired. He was given the title of Rawalpindi express for being the boy from Rawalpindi and ruling the world with fast bowls like a train.
Cricket witnessed a beautiful era in the ‘90s to mid-2011’s in bowling. He has included more points in his autobiography which he named “CONTROVERSIALLY YOURS”. He left cricket but will remain in the hearts of millions of cricket lovers.
Life/History of Shoiab Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar was born on 13th August 1975 in a poor family in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. His father’s name is Mohammad Akhtar who was a night watchman at Petrol Pump and his mother’s name is Hameeda Awan. His father was a religious and hardworking person. Although, they were handling the economical crisis. He has 4 elder brothers and one younger sister.
He was an average student in his class. He used to play cricket for time pass and used to roam here and there in town the whole day. His early life wasn’t that interesting. But his life turned when he decided to become a cricketer and became serious about it.
He used to love bowling. But his physical strength was not that much strong that a fast bowler has. So, he started picking up the rocks and bricks and throwing them towards mountains like he was bowling. His friends teased him for this and also said that he is going mad. But it helped him to gain strong muscles and at that time he was the fastest bowler in his town.
When he attended Asghar Mall College, he wasn’t concentrated on his studies because he went to give trials in PIA Cricket Team. He had to go through Bus but not having money to buy the Bus Ticket, he waited to Bus start and got onto its roof. The days were struggling for him but he wasn’t so far towards his goal.
In his List-A matches, former captain of Pakistan Cricket Majid Khan got an eye upon him because of his well-deserved performance. Then, he played for the Pakistan A team touring England in 1996. After witnessing his performances, he got his first-ever International Cap from Test Match against West Indies on November 27, 1997.
His life’s bus started moving towards success. He was not talked much during his early matches but the audience realized that he will do something big. He became one of the most successful Bowlers of cricket ever got. He also became the fastest bowler after bowling 161.3 Km/h on 22nd February 2003 in World Cup’s match against England’s batsman Nick Knight at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa.
He had also suffered through several problems like hamstrings injuries and ban for two and half years due to consuming drugs. He never hid his mistakes as he learnt from his mistakes.
He has mentioned a lot of sequences and periods through which he underwent in his autobiography. He named it “Controversially Yours” and published it on October 30, 2011.
Before it, he retired from all forms of cricket on March 8, 2011, against New Zealand in an ODI match. He gave several moments to celebrate and remember. He is one of the inspirational and loved cricketers of all time. He contributed a lot to Cricket and gave a special stage to Bowlers. He has retired from cricket but not from our hearts.
|Age (as in 2021):||46|
|Date of Birth:||13 August 1975|
|Birth Place||Morgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|School:||Elliot High School, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|College/University:||Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|Coach:||Not Revealed Yet|
|Hobbies:||Singing, Listening to Music, Watching Movies|
|Height (approx.):||in feet inches, 6 ft in|
in meters 1.83m
|Weight(approx.):|| 80 kg (in kilograms)|
176 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements (approx.):||-Chest: 42 Inches|
-Waist: 32 Inches
-Biceps: 16 Inches
|Eye Colour :||Black|
|Blood Group:||Not revealed yet|
|Shoe Size||Not Revealed Yet|
Shoaib Akhtar Statistics
Cricket in the life of Shoaib Akhtar
|Test Debut:||November 29, 1997, against West Indies at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan|
|ODI Debut:||March 28, 1998, against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe|
|T20I Debut:||August 28, 2006, against England, at County Ground|
|Test Retirement:||December 12, 2007, against India at Bengaluru|
|ODI Retirement:||March 8, 2011, against New Zealand at Pallekele|
|T20I Retirement:||December 28, 2010, against New Zealand at Hamilton|
Relationship, Affairs, Friends Of Shoaib Akhtar
Saqlain Mushtaq(Pakistani Spinner)
Shoaib Akhtar Family:
Son- Muhammad Mikaeel Ali
|Brother:||Sahid, Tahir, Obaid, and Late Shoaib (All Elder)|
|Sibling in law:||None|
Favorite Things of Shoaib Akhtar
All the things given below are Shoaib Akhtar’s very favorite things that we have collected by looking at online and news magazines and wiki.
|Favourite watch brand:||Not revealed yet|
Batsman- Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Inzamam Ul Haq, Rahul Dravid, Javed Miandad
Bowler- Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Imran Khan
|Favourite Footballer||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Actors:||Amitabh Bachhan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Actress:||Marina Khan, Sonali Bendre|
|Favourite Singer:||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar|
|Favourite Color(s):||Black and Blue|
|Favourite Perfume:||Hugo Boss|
|Favourite Song:||Not revealed yet|
|Favourite Brands:||Not revealed yet|
|Favourite Cars:||Honda Civic|
|Favourite Bowl:||Reverse Swing|
|Favourite Destination||Not revealed Yet|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Melbourne Cricket Ground(Australia), Eden Gardens(India)|
|Loves To Play Against:||India|
Shoaib Akhtar Cars Collection:
Records of Kyle Jamieson:
- He bowled the fastest ball of Cricket History and that was 161.3 Km/h i.e 100.2 mp/h.
- He is the second most successful Cricketer on Youtube with a total of 2.71 M Subscribers.
Shoaib Akhtar Contact details:
|Not revealed yet|
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|Mobile Number||Not Revealed Yet|
|IMO||Not revealed yet|
|Viber||Not revealed yet|
Assets/Properties of Shoaib Akhtar
|House||Not revealed yet|
|Land or other assets with approx. value:||Not revealed yet|
Shoaib Akhtar Net Worth / Salary:
|Net Worth in 2021||$23 Million (approx.)|
|Indian Rupees||170 Crores|
|Monthly Income||Not Revealed Yet|
|Money Factor:||Cricket, Youtube|
|Yearly Income||Not Revealed Yet|
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Top 5 Shoaib Akhtar Quotes
Did you know about Shoaib Akhtar Facts!!
1. He is the fastest bowler in the world.
Pakistani Bowlers are more recognized for their fast and deadly bowling. Waqar Younis, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram were those who gave the identity of Fast Bowlers to Pakistan. Shoaib Akhtar joined him. He has given such a deadliest bowls in cricket history where he made 19 players retired Hurt with his bowling. He became the first one to break the barrier of Bowling Speed of 100 miles per hour. He bowled the fastest bowl in Cricket against New Zealand and it was 161.3 km/h.
2. He was ruled out from cricket in 2006 for two and a half year due to a drug scandal.
From his successful career, breaking out several records and helmets he has been the part of several controversies. In 2006 ahead of the 2006 Champions Trophy, he and some other players were doubted for using Drugs. So, they were checked where he and his teammate Mohammed Asif were tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Nandrolone, and then Pakistan Cricket Board ban them to play any cricket for two and a half years. After that, he directly got to play on 1 April 2008.
3. He is the man who practised with rocks.
When he was serious about cricket, he used to love bowling. But his muscles were not that much strong a fast bowler needs. So, he started throwing rocks towards the mountains near his home and did it for several years. Every single friend said to him that he is going mad. But his long practice of throwing rocks made his muscles strong that helped him to bowl fast. That’s the reason behind his killing bowls.
4. His prayer resulted in Sachin Tendulkar's wicket.
In his autobiography, he has revealed that in 1999’s Second Test at Eden Garden against India he prayed to Boss to get a wicket. He has revealed that before the game started he hardly prayed to Boss to get the wicket of the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar at a low score. His prayer worked. He makes Sachin Tendulkar went back to the pavilion at a score of 0. He got his wicket after a fast, swinging, and the perfect yorker. It was a huge achievement for him. He celebrated it by shouting there loudly.
FAQs about Cricketer Shoaib Akhtar?
Shoaib Akhtar is the fastest bowler in cricket history with a speed of 161.3 km/h.
He was married to Rubab Khan.
Shoaib Akhtar is a Graduate Student.
He is currently 46 years Old.
He took a total of 444 wickets in his whole International Cricket.
He holds a net worth of US $23 Million.
Yes. He was the part of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.
He was born on August 13, 1975.
He has a total f 2.71 Million Subscibers in his youtube channel.