SHOAIB AKHTAR

  • ICC World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former Pakistan players 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former cricketers on Saturday lashed out at Misbah-ul-Haq as the Pakistan captain spoke about the difficulties he was finding in selecting a right combinations in the World Cup. "A lot is being said about the team's performance and what combination should have been played. Also references are given to the...
  • T20s responsible for faults in offspiners, says Daryl Foster 3 days ago

    Daryl Foster is a slight but sprightly 76. His name is generally associated with biomechanics and illegal actions, but Foster, who played for Victoria Second XI in the mid 1950s, has also been involved in coaching roles with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides coaching Western Australia to nine Sheffield Shield...
  • Shoaib Akhtar wins legal battle against PCB 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday reportedly won a long running legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the recovery of seven million rupees which were deducted from his earnings as penalty imposed on him by an appellate tribunal for indiscipline. In October 2007 when Nasim...
  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan 6 days ago

    Speculation is rife that Younis Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan's modern batting greats. Runs have dried up, his team's World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits,...
  • Watch: Shoaib Akhtar completely loses his temper and goes on to make an awesome rant! February 22, 2015

    Former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, completely lost his temper on a Geo News debate after Pakistan's debacle against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. His frustration with the form and line-up of the Pakistani team was overwhelming to say the least. Akhtar's anger towards Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was...
  • World Cup: Younis Khan should retire now, says Shoaib Akhtar February 21, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, toast of the nation three months ago after reeling off four Test hundreds, has become the target of criticism after the team's humiliating World Cup losses with senior players calling on him to retire. After he failed again in Pakistan's demoralising defeat to the West...
  • World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar has doubts over Mohammad Irfan's fitness February 20, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has raised questions over the fitness of the tall left arm paceman Mohammad Irfan, who is part of the national team in the ongoing World Cup. I have doubts over the fitness of Irfan. I don't think he is fit to play a match,...
  • India's overconfidence may let them down: Shoaib Akhtar February 14, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar feels that having never lost to Pakistan in a cricket World Cup, India could lose Sunday's opening encounter against their arch-rivals due to overconfidence. "While Pakistan has never beaten India in a World Cup, the Indian team may be done in this time for being...
  • World Cup 2015: Former cricketers question Nasir Jamshed's selection February 8, 2015

    Karachi: Former cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf on Sunday expressed surprise over selection of opener Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez in the World Cup squad. "I just don't understand what the tour selection committee and management is doing. I would have thought that Shoaib Malik or...
  • India-Pakistan matches bigger than World Cup for many: Shoaib Akhtar February 4, 2015

    Cricket is just a game, but try telling that to the 22 players who will walk out for the India vs Pakistan World Cup match in Adelaide on Feb 15. The Pool B contest was sold out in 20 minutes and no other team in world sport will be under as...
  • 'India, Pakistan cornered tigers of World Cup 2015' February 3, 2015

    If you have had good two weeks before the World Cup, consider yourself in with a chance to lift the trophy: that's what former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels about the chances of teams finishing on top of the podium in Australia and New Zealand. The controversial Pakistan fast bowler was...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS December 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • Pressure on Younis Khan to perform in NZ ODIs: Shoaib Akhtar December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former star players Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf feel that the next few one-day games against New Zealand will decide the future of senior batsman Younis Khan in limited-overs cricket. Both the players felt that Younis must be feeling the pressure now to perform and justify his place in...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hailed for his aggression in Pakistan win November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was hailed for his aggression and ambition on Monday after leading Pakistan to their first Test series win against Australia for 20 years. Pakistan won the second Test by their best ever margin of 356 runs to take the series 2-0 with Misbah hitting a record fastest Test...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his archrivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence. "Shami, Umesh (Yadav) and (Varun) Aaron are the ones....
  • Shoaib Akhtar criticises Pakistan after Test defeat August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. Akhtar was critical of the team's performance in the first Test which Pakistan lost...
  • Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I don't know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and...
  • Shoaib Akhtar ties the knot with 20yearold June 25, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province. Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday. "The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and...
  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar to marry a 17yearold: reports June 7, 2014

    Pakistan's former pacer Shoaib Akhtar is set to tie the knot with a teenage girl from Haripur district, according to reports in Pakistani media. A report in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper quoted members of his family as saying that Akhtar is due to visit his hometown, Rawalpindi, on June 12, and...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India May 28, 2014

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career April 6, 2014

    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 during the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by the State bank for the upcoming domestic season...
  • Mohammed Shami should work on his run-up: Shoaib Akhtar March 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Former Pakistan tearaway fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's suggestion for India rising pace sensation Mohammed Shami is to "work on his run-up" as he feels the talented speedster "has the potential to serve Indian cricket for a long, long time". "Whatever I have seen, Mohammed Shami is the best fast bowler...
  • Not surprised to see India struggle in South Africa: Akhtar December 13, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is not at all surprised to see Indian batsmen struggle in the team's ongoing tour of South Africa. "It is not surprising that the Indians have struggled. It happens with every team in the first few matches because of the different conditions and pitches...
  • I don't care what Yousuf, Akhtar say: Afridi December 3, 2013

    Karachi: A war of words has broken out between three big names of Pakistan cricket with veteran allrounder Shahid Afridi describing former stars, Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar as "heckle and jeckle". The dispute broke out after Yousuf and Akhtar made critical comments about Afridi's performance in Pakistan's recent ODI series...
  • Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at PCB chairman November 19, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhar Tuesday lashed out at PCB chief Najam Sethi saying cricket in the country has further deteriorated under him, after a sudden withdrawal of allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik from the South African tour due to fitness problems. "This is really a joke and sad...
  • PCB chief defends team but explayers demand change November 12, 2013

    Karachi: Former captains and players reacted strongly to Pakistan's 14 debacle in the oneday series against South Africa with some of them calling for a change in the captaincy as well as the coach. However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has come out in defence of the team. "Misbah...
  • Shoaib Akhtar lambasts Pakistan batsmen for poor show November 9, 2013

    Karachi: Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has described current Pakistan batsmen as worse than their Bangladeshi counterparts after their pathetic show against South Africa in the ongoing ODI series in the UAE. "I am saying this with certainty if Bangladeshi batsmen had been playing this series they would have won it...