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PCB distances itself from Akhtar's controversial book

The PCB has distanced itself from Pakistan cricket's enfant terrible Shoaib Akhtar, who hit the headlines on Friday for his controversial autobiography, saying the retired pacer was no longer associated with the board.

cricket Updated: Sep 23, 2011 23:14 IST

The PCB has distanced itself from Pakistan cricket's enfant terrible Shoaib Akhtar, who hit the headlines on Friday for his controversial autobiography, saying the retired pacer was no longer associated with the board and was free to do whatever he wants.


In his autobiography, "Controversially Yours", which was released in New Delhi today, apart from slamming the PCB, Akhtar has also questioned the abilities of two of cricket's greatest batsmen -- Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

Even though the PCB preferred to stay clear of the controversy, it said that being a former Pakistan cricketer Akhtar should atleast "behave rationally".

"Shoaib (Akhtar) is a retired player so we have no say on what he does. We have not seen or read the book as yet so we don't know what the real facts are," PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad told PTI.

"But obviously, some of the things he said today are a bit surprising but the fact also is that Shoaib is no longer employed by the board and is free to do whatever he wants. But having played for the country we would except him to behave rationally," he added.