Before Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar credited his atomic bomb-like energy as he was able to play at blazing speed during his ticketing career. “Rawalpindi Express” revealed that he never wanted to be a fast pitcher but the adrenaline in his body pushed him to become one.
During the tournament, Akhtar caught up with his old rival, Australia Brett Lee, who represents the Giants of the World. In an interaction on Brett Lee’s podcast, a former Pakistani track and field athlete goes back in time and shares details of his journey to becoming one of the world’s most feared fast pitchers.
Shoaib Akhtar revealed:
“(I) Never wanted to be a fast pitcher. But I always believe that I can do something because I have the same energy as anyone. I have the energy of an atomic bomb that needs to explode somewhere.”
The eccentric former cricketer added that being told he “couldn’t do it” in his childhood days only excites him and makes him more determined. Akhtar recalls:
“I always told my childhood friends that I was something. But from my childhood started – ‘you can’t do that’. [sic]. As soon as I started hearing that, I started getting that push. That’s the kind of environment I live in. But I said I would go through walls. “
Akhtar made his international debut in 1997 and rose to become one of Pakistan’s most destructive strikers. However, frequent injuries have reduced his career to 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is.
“The only year I didn’t get hurt” – Shoaib Akhtar tells of his feat in 1999
Shoaib Akhtar enjoyed one of his most successful years in international cricket in 1999. That year, he racked up 38 goals in 21 ODIs, with 16 of those being World Cup goals. in the UK.
Reminiscing about his memorable performances that season, Akhtar said with a hint of regret, that was the only year he was “in pain free”. “Rawalpindi Express” detailed:
“During the 1999 World Cup, I felt it was the right period for me to go at 100 miles (per hour). I do it not for everyone but because I just love it. I flew and that was the only year I didn’t have pain. ”
Revealing details from his childhood days, Akhtar added that although he became a fast pitcher after growing up, he couldn’t walk until he was six years old. The 46-year-old man explained:
“I couldn’t walk until I was 6 years old because of my flat feet. My knee rotates backwards and back in it. It’s super extended to the rear. They say (to my mother) your son can’t go. Before that, my brother, his name was Shoaib, he passed away”.
Akhtar went on to add:
“People say don’t keep that name, he probably won’t survive. That is a bad omen. But my mother said it was the name of a prophet. So they kept my name and when I was born I couldn’t walk. I crawl. Until year 10, I used to be dilapidated, sloppy and clumsy.”
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Shoaib Akhtar has taken two hits in three games in League of Legends Cricket 2022 at an economy rate of 7.95. He played unsuccessfully in the final, conceding 33 times in 2.1 rounds before picking up an injury.
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