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'I have told Shoaib Akhtar. Our team is solid. They will easily beat you guys'

  • Harbhajan Singh has said that he has already warned former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar that India are going to register yet another win against Pakistan at the T20 World Cup. 
Harbhajan Singh's friendly banter has begun. (Getty)
Harbhajan Singh's friendly banter has begun. (Getty)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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Mohammad Kaif tells Kapil Sharma he once ‘humiliated’ Shoaib Akhtar in Pakistan

  • On The Kapil Sharma Show, Mohammad Kaif revealed how he once walked forward when Shoaib Akhtar was taking a run-up, with the intention of humiliating him.
Mohammad Kaif on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Mohammad Kaif on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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'Afridi, Akhtar, Yousuf welcomed me by abusing a lot': Sehwag recalls ODI debut

  • Sehwag, who was just 21 at the time of his debut, revealed how he was at the receiving end of abuses hurled at him by several Pakistan cricketers on the field, including Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Yousuf and others.
Virender Sehwag recalled the abuses that were hurled at him by Pakistan cricketers on his India debut. (Getty)
Virender Sehwag recalled the abuses that were hurled at him by Pakistan cricketers on his India debut. (Getty)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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If Sachin was hurt, I'd never get Indian visa: Akhtar recalls a prank went wrong

  • The players of India and Pakistan cricket teams gathered at an awards function in which Shoaib Akhtar tried to lift Sachin Tendulkar for fun. However, the master slipped from his grip and fell down.
Shoaib Akhtar and Sachin Tendulkar collage.(File)
Shoaib Akhtar and Sachin Tendulkar collage.(File)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 09:18 AM IST
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'Don't let that go': Akhtar has some advice for Indian pacers to succeed in Eng

  • Virat Kohli and Co. will play five Test matches against England and would be hoping to leave behind the disappointment of not winning the inaugural World Test Championship.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Reuters)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 10:45 AM IST
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'In one year, he will break down': Akhtar on how India can preserve Bumrah

  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has a word of advice for India as to how they can make the most of Jasprit Bumrah and ensure the fast bowler plays for the country for long.
Shoaib Akhtar has a word of advice for Jasprit Bumrah(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar has a word of advice for Jasprit Bumrah(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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'India will lose to Pak': Akhtar makes bold prediction for T20 World Cup final

  • The arch-rivals have been placed in the same group and will face each other in T20 cricket for the first time in 5 years.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 08:23 AM IST
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Akhtar explains what Babar 'needs' to do to 'beat Virat and surpass him'

  • Kohli, with 70 international centuries, is one of the world's leading batsmen, and while Babar has been steadily climbing up the ladder.
Akhtar talks about the Kohli vs Azam debate. (AP)
Akhtar talks about the Kohli vs Azam debate. (AP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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Shoaib Akhtar reveals the 'toughest' batsman he had bowled to

Shoaib Akhtar recalled how the ex-Lankan cricketer used to come up to him and request him to bowl fuller, promising to give his wicket away in return.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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'Which kid will play cricket after watching this team?': Akhtar slams Pakistan

  • Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has never been one to mince words and he certainly did not, seeing Pakistan's shoddy performance at Lord's on Saturday.
Shoaib Akhtar was clearly not impressed with Pakistan's performance. (Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar was clearly not impressed with Pakistan's performance. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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'Lame excuses': Akhtar slams Babar Azam for his 'not a setback' comment

  • Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s comments that the nine-wicket loss in the first ODI to an England side that had five debutants, was not a ‘massive setback’ has not gone down well with Shoaib Akhtar.
Shoaib Akhtar was not pleased with Babar Azam's comments where he defended Pakistan, (Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar was not pleased with Babar Azam's comments where he defended Pakistan, (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 10:39 AM IST
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Shoaib Akhtar posts video of his son dancing to Taare Zameen Par's Bum Bum Bole

Shoaib Akhtar's video of his son dancing to Bum Bum Bole from Aamir Khan-starrer film Taare Zameen Par has received tons of love-filled comments.
Shoaib Akhtar's son dancing to Bum Bum Bole from Aamir Khan-starrer film Taare Zameen Par.(Instagram/@imshoaibakhtar)
Shoaib Akhtar's son dancing to Bum Bum Bole from Aamir Khan-starrer film Taare Zameen Par.(Instagram/@imshoaibakhtar)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 09:35 AM IST
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'Can't go from being Bhuvneshwar to Akhtar, it's impossible': Pathan

  • Irfan Pathan said it would be impossible for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who can swing the ball both ways, to suddenly become an out and out fast bowler like Shoaib Akhtar, who in his playing days was regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of the world.
Irfan Pathan(Irfan Pathan / Twitter)
Irfan Pathan(Irfan Pathan / Twitter)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST
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'Papa Mickey Arthur will not always be there to safeguard him': Akhtar on Amir

Former legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar asked Mohammad Amir to 'grow up' and said the only way for a player to prove himself is to perform.
Shoaib Akhtar (L), Mohammed Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Shoaib Akhtar (L), Mohammed Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on May 27, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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Lee, Tait or Akhtar? Clarke names the fastest bowler he has faced

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke said that Shoaib Akhtar was the fastest bowler he has faced in his career. He maintained although several Australian bowlers were quick but Akhtar was the fastest among all.
Michael Clarke: File Photo(Getty Images)
Michael Clarke: File Photo(Getty Images)
Updated on May 25, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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‘Don’t play this type of cricket, this isn’t anyone’s uncle’s team’: Akhtar

Akhtar lashed out at the Pakistan team’s think tank for not making the right selections. He also asserted that if the players continue to play ‘this way’, the team will keep on getting negative results.
Shoaib Akhtar: File photo(Screengrab)
Shoaib Akhtar: File photo(Screengrab)
Updated on May 20, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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'If you do that again, you might get a beamer': When Akhtar warned Uthappa

  • In 2007, Shoaib Akhtar had an episode with Robin Uthappa, as narrated by the India batsman himself, which was rather unforgettable.
Robin Uthappa shakes hands with Shoaib Akhtar after India won the first ODI of the 2007 series. (Getty Images)
Robin Uthappa shakes hands with Shoaib Akhtar after India won the first ODI of the 2007 series. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 15, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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Shoaib Akhtar believes Shaheen Afridi need not be rested

  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that bowling legends like Imran Khan and Wasim Akram used to bowl more overs in the net than Shaheen in recent time
Shoaib Akhtar (left) and Shaheen Afridi (right).(HT collage)
Shoaib Akhtar (left) and Shaheen Afridi (right).(HT collage)
Updated on May 11, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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'If they don't make money for a year, what trouble will they get into?'

  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is in agreement with the BCCI's decision to suspend IPL 2021 indefinitely, believing it's not the right time to stage the tournament given what is happening in India in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shoaib Akhtar has been vocal about IPL not going ahead this year. (Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar has been vocal about IPL not going ahead this year. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 05, 2021 03:31 PM IST
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'Spirit of the game was hurt, de Kock shouldn’t do it deliberately': Akhtar

In the latest video on his YouTube channel, former Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar called De Kock’s act against the ‘good spirit of the game’.
Shoaib Akhtar says ‘spirit of game was hurt’, slams match-referee over Fakhar Zaman’s run-out(HT Collage)
Shoaib Akhtar says ‘spirit of game was hurt’, slams match-referee over Fakhar Zaman’s run-out(HT Collage)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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'He may become fastest to get 100 wkts': Akhtar's prediction for India spinner

India vs England: On the third day of the 4th Test, the 27-year-old Axar Patel registered his 4th five-wicket haul as India bowled out England for 135, and won the match by an innings and 25 runs.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Freelance Photo by Yogen Shah)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Freelance Photo by Yogen Shah)
Updated on Mar 08, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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No one should have a doubt about PCB's incompetence: Akhtar on PSL postponement

  • Akhtar requested the honourable courts and the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to look into the matter as according to him, it had damaged the reputation of Pakistan cricket.
Shoaib Akhtar.(Screengrab)
Shoaib Akhtar.(Screengrab)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 01:19 PM IST
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‘Who’ll be answerable for not selecting him all these years?’

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has asked who will be held responsible for the omission of the dynamic batsman from the national side.
Fawad Alam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the second day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi(AP)
Fawad Alam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the second day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi(AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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Haven’t seen a bold & brave Asian team on a tougher Australia Tour: Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lauded India’s show Down Under, stating that he hadn’t seen a bolder and braver Asian team tour Australia than this one.
Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)
Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 12:00 PM IST
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If India win the series from here on, it will be a big, big victory: Akhtar

  • India vs Australia: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Akhtar believes that if India manage to win the series despite all the odds, it would be huge victory for the tourists.
Ajinkya Rahane bats in Sydney(Getty Images)
Ajinkya Rahane bats in Sydney(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 07:19 AM IST
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‘Whenever Pakistan play Test they’ll be exposed, they are playing school-level cricket’: Shoaib Akhtar

Expressing his disappointment over Pakistani bowlers, Shoaib Akhtar, in the latest video shared on Twitter, slammed PCB for naming ‘average players’ in the national team.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, left, shakes hands with Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan following play on day four of the second cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan 6. 2021. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176-runs to win the test two test series 2-0.(AP)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, left, shakes hands with Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan following play on day four of the second cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan 6. 2021. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176-runs to win the test two test series 2-0.(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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Shoaib Akhtar comes up with heart-winning reply when asked to describe MS Dhoni

During the candid conversation with the cricket fans, Akhtar answered many questions and won hearts with his responses.
Photo of former Indian captain MS Dhoni and former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar(Twitter)
Photo of former Indian captain MS Dhoni and former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 03:50 PM IST
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Fan asks Akhtar to pick between Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Shoaib doesn’t hesitate to make his choice

Akhtar was doing a Q&A session on Twitter when one fan asked him to name the best all-format batsman of the world currently.
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
File image of Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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‘Shoaib Akhtar and I looked at that Indian team and said to each other ‘how will we get them out’’: Mohammad Asif recalls Karachi Test 2006

Asif, playing only this third Test, picked up seven wickets in the match to help Pakistan hammer India by 341 runs. It was a team that boasted the Fab Five of Indian cricket – Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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‘This thing used to be the art of Pakistanis’: Shoaib Akhtar explains why Jasprit Bumrah is going to be the ‘most unusual but great fast bowler’

Akhtar has said that Bumrah uses a tactic that former Pakistan pacers Wasim Akram, Akhtar and Waqar Younis used to do.
Jasprit Bumrah in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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