Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career 06-04-2014 07:02 PM

    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...
  • Mohammed Shami should work on his run-up: Shoaib Akhtar 24-03-2014 04:56 PM

    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...
  • Not surprised to see India struggle in South Africa: Akhtar 13-12-2013 10:29 AM

    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 03-12-2013 11:43 AM

    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...
  • Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at PCB chairman 19-11-2013 11:23 PM

    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...
  • PCB chief defends team but ex-players demand change 12-11-2013 11:30 AM

    Karachi: Former captains and players reacted strongly to Pakistan's 1-4 debacle in the one-day 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....
  • Shoaib Akhtar lambasts Pakistan batsmen for poor show 09-11-2013 03:16 PM

    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...
  • Misbah has failed to inspire players: Shoaib Akhtar 08-11-2013 11:09 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has criticised Misbah-ul-Haq saying the present captain lacked innovation and failed to inspire the national team players. "I am disappointed with Misbah's captaincy, he is not aggressive, innovative, slow to read the situation and not able to inspire the other players," Akhtar said....
  • Appointment of interim management draws mixed reactions in Pakistan 15-10-2013 08:10 PM

    Karachi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's appointment of an interim management committee which took control of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday elicited a mixed reaction from former players and administrators. Former players and administrators were divided in their views on whether these would help Pakistan cricket or prove otherwise in...
  • Former Pakistan greats demand change after Harare defeat 15-09-2013 03:44 PM

    Former Pakistan cricket greats and fans demanded a new national team captain and coach on Sunday after an embarrassing defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in the Harare Test. Zimbabwe, who only started playing Tests in 2011 after a six-year exile due to lack of players and facilities, pulled off an upset...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah, Whatmore removed 14-09-2013 08:24 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's shock defeat to lowly ranked Zimbabwe in the second Test match on Saturday has led to calls for the sacking of captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coach Dav Whatmore and for radical changes in the cricket set-up. Pakistan slipped to number six in the ICC Test rankings after managing a...
  • Stop running after BCCI: Akhtar to PCB 12-09-2013 11:00 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar says instead of running after the BCCI for normalising cricket ties, the Pakistan Cricket Board should focus on converting the national team into a world class side. The Indian government has rejected visa applications of the players of Pakistani side Faisalabad Wolves, which was...
  • Akhtar wants performance based contract for Pak cricketers 24-07-2013 07:56 PM

    Karachi: Controversial fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has called for a performance based central contract system for the Pakistan cricketers and also said that players too needed to change their approach towards the game. The pacer while advocating increased pay for the national team and domestic players also agreed that there...
  • Pakistan players are mentally disturbed: Shoaib Akhtar 14-06-2013 11:18 PM

    Karachi: Continuing his attack on the country's cricket set-up, Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has described most of the members in the national team as "mentally disturbed". "Most of the players do not perform on the field, why? Because they're mentally disturbed. They have a lot of fears; take...
  • Pakistan bowlers should go for wickets against SA, India: Akhtar 09-06-2013 07:45 PM

    Karachi: Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday advised Pakistan bowlers to be aggressive and go for wickets in their group matches against South Africa and India to remain in contention for a knock-out berth in the ongoing Champions Trophy in the UK. "Both teams (South Africa and India) have...
  • It's Pakistani bowlers vs Indian batsmen: Shoaib Akhtar 04-06-2013 04:38 PM

    Karachi: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels the high-voltage ICC Champions Trophy clash between Pakistan and India would be a battle between the former's bowling prowess and the latter's much-heralded batting line-up. "For me, this high pressure match is a duel between their batsmen and our bowlers. We have an advantage...
  • Akram, Akhtar back Pakistan ahead of Champions Trophy 02-06-2013 10:39 PM

    Karachi: Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar believe Pakistan have a realistic chance of winning the ICC Champions Trophy in England. They said the key to success in English conditions would be a collective effort from the Pakistan team. "There is talent in the team and there is balance but to...
  • Shoaib Akhtar blames low pay for fixing 06-10-2012 08:38 AM

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  • Akhtar eyes Pakistan bowling coach job 17-08-2012 03:21 PM

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  • Sami is a mentally weak athlete: Akhtar 23-07-2012 08:03 PM

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  • Pakistan need new pace talents: Akhtar 19-02-2012 07:03 PM

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