Jan 252016

The world’s former fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who suffered from a degenerative knee condition which ended his career short, has gone under the knife in a bid to finally fix his knee issues.As per Shoaib’s initial diagnostic X-ray reports, his upper leg bone (the femur) was grinding one of his lower leg bones (the tibia).I was unable to see Shoaib Akhtar’s ball on ODI debut, says SehwagI bowled with those knees 4last20 years and now look it my left knee it's grinding the other part of my knee Crazy.. pic.twitter.com/h6tlateGoq— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 22, 2016According to Shoaib’s doctors, bowling with his knees at such high-octane pace for nearly a decade was mind-blogging, but the right-armer did it and that too with sheer resolute.The world fastest bowler ever and world worst knees as doctor say they are still wondering how you played 4 so long with those knees..well..— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 22, 2016Shoaib got his surgery done on January 23 in Melbourne, Australia and it was fixed by Dr David Young whom Shoaib considers an artist more than a medical practitioner.When Shah Rukh Khan kissed Shoaib AkhtarOuch I know but had to do it David Young my doctor is an artist great job been done on my knee just pray thank you. pic.twitter.com/qiIUgeh2qs— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2016Done with knee .. pic.twitter.com/ztHmTEGSN4— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2016And how did the doctors fix his ailing knee? Well, they had to think out of the box just like Shoaib’s bowling style.Amir [Read More…]

Nov 302015

Whoa! This is pretty cool.Earlier this week we spotted Shoaib Akhtar partying with Salman Khan and now the former cricketer  – who is only 14-tweets-old — has posted a video on Twitter which is going viral. And why wouldn’t it; after all, it features Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan giving a kiss to the Rawalpindi Express!PHOTO: TWITTERWasim, Shoaib Akhtar spotted at B-town birthday bashIt appears that in order to reach out to his fans and inform them about his new Twitter account, Shoaib took a little help from the most popular star in the world.Shoaib Akhtar plans on owning PSL teamIn the video, you can see Shoaib and Shah Rukh saying they would routinely send out tweets to each other following which Shoaib tells SRK to do the “thing” he does.What “thing”? Here, find out:Love SRK pic.twitter.com/dMoofGdwVj— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 29, 2015Shoaib Akhtar spotted at Salman Khan’s partySo Shoaib not only gets a shout out from Shah Rukh but also manages to score a kiss?Well played!The post When Shah Rukh Khan kissed Shoaib Akhtar appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Apr 062014
Cricket: Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career


Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching career after agreeing to take charge of a top domestic team.

Shoaib, 38, who retired in 2011 after the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by the State Bank for the upcoming domestic season in Pakistan.

“Akhtar has agreed to become head coach of our team and we are very pleased that he has shown interest in coaching a domestic team,” said Zaheerul Hassan, the manager of the bank team.

“Contract papers are being prepared after Akhtar confirmed his interest in coaching our team.”

State Bank are one of the leading teams on the first-class circuit but have struggled to attain top position during the last two seasons.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2014.

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