Shoaib's book draws mixed reactions in Pakistan cricket circle
Shoaib Akhtar's autobiography titled 'Controversially Yours' has drawn mixed reactions in the Pakistani cricket circles, with some former Test players insisting that he had to add spice and controversy to make it a bestseller.cricket Updated: Sep 23, 2011 20:59 IST
Shoaib Akhtar's autobiography titled 'Controversially Yours' has drawn mixed reactions in the Pakistani cricket circles, with some former Test players insisting that he had to add spice and controversy to make it a bestseller.
"Look if there is no controversy a autobiography does not sell and it is understandable he is aware of this," said former captain Aamir Sohail.
Sohail said it would be unfair to pass any judgement on the book without reading it detail, and hoped the revelations made by Shoaib didn't land him into trouble.
Former captain, Asif Iqbal was disappointed that Pakistan cricket was once again in the limelight for the wrong reasons.
"It is unfortunate that all these things have been said in his book but I guess having retired from he is now planning for a secure financial future," the former captain said.
Former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif said that Shoaib's decision to launch the book in India and bring out the controversies in the Indian media was commercially planned to make it a success.
"A lot of things he has said are true, some of his observations are also spot on but I guess he is going to make a lot of people unhappy."
"But no doubt even after retirement he remains one of our most enigmatic and controversial players," Latif said.
"The unfortunate part is once again Pakistan cricket will be discussed for its negative things rather than achievements."
Former pacer, Sarfaraz Nawaz said he was not surprised by the revelations.
"As far as his talk about Wasim Akram trying to derail his career is concerned I can vouch that even when he was playing he had told me personally that he didn't know why Wasim was after him and bent on destroying his career," Nawaz said.
First Published: Sep 23, 2011 20:55 IST