[The Hindu] - Its famed bowling line up came apart: Shoaib Akhtar conceded 28 runs in one over and Abdul Razzaq came soon after and made Shoaib look better: he gave away 30. At the end of 45 overs, New Zealand was at a modest By the end of the innings five
[ESPN] - Inside, the theater was bustling as Pakistani fans wore Shoaib Akhtar masks and Indian fans painted their faces orange, white and green. A group of people lined up to buy samosas and chai at the concession stand. The theater had been hosting screenings
[BBC Sport] - Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan wants to see fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar restored to the team if it plays India in the World Cup semi-finals. World Cup fever appears to have died down in Bangladesh following their exit from the tournament.
[Bleacher Report] - As per him, the boys felt humiliated, and Shoaib Akhtar took the ultimate step of retiring from the game. They also asked BCCI to act against this girl. BCCI said that they control cricket, not girls who want to take their clothes. Point taken.
(born 13 August 1975) is a former Pakistani cricketer who is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in modern cricket. He made his Test debut in November and played his first One Day International four months later. He played on Pakistan's Cricket Team as an attacking fast bowler.
[The News International] - Pakistani players, namely Misbahul Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Abdul Rehman, Kamran Akmal, Umer Akmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Shoaib Akhtar and Wahab Riaz along with team manager Intikhab Alam and assistant coach Aaqib Javed arrived at Lahore while
[Daily News & Analysis] - Those who swung the ball, like India's Zaheer Khan (19 wickets from eight matches) or New Zealand's Tim Southee (18 wickets from eight matches) have been more successful than tearaway fast bowlers like Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar (three wickets from three
[NDTV.com] - Enigmatic fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has already announced his retirement from international cricket after the World Cup and the Pakistan team management also didn't play him in the last four matches of the tournament. Ironically Shoaib's ouster from
[Indian Express] - Munaf Patel, Ashish Nehra and Sreesanth have struggled to deliver for India, while Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Akhtar have proved expensive for Pakistan. Both teams have tried to mask this problem by using a spinner with the new ball — R Ashwin for India
[Times of India] - After watching the manner in which India beat Australia, will Pakistan think up something different for match against India? "I would certainly play Shoaib Akhtar in the match because you need an extra pacer in the Indian match," he said.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Shoaib Akhtar may well have played his last match for Pakistan, after he wasn't picked for the semi-final against India in Mohali. Despite the customary speculation surrounding his participation before each game ever since he announced his
[The National] - Now Shoaib Akhtar has become the latest to join the notorious list of unlucky bowlers after Kamran put down two simple catches off the exasperated paceman against New Zealand. Shoaib later announced that this World Cup was to be his swansong and it is
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Ricky Ponting has congratulated Shoaib Akhtar on "an outstanding career" and said Akhtar was unquestionably the fastest bowler he had faced while playing for Australia. The two men could face off one final time in Colombo on Saturday, after Akhtar
[SamayLive] - Acts by Sania Mirza and Shoaib Akhtar, Vijender Singh and others keep the audience in splits. All this and more! Sahara India Sports Awards will bring to viewers some of the most magical moments between sports stars and Bollywood.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Younis Khan and Shoaib Akhtar were the biggest beneficiaries in the new list of central contracts given to 19 players by the Pakistan board. Neither player was given a contract last year, but they are now among the seven men in the top category of
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - In picking Saeed Ajmal for Wednesday's quarter-final, Pakistan also showed an obvious but all-too-often absent tactical nous, and in continuing not to pick Shoaib Akhtar, an emotional rigidity. A semi-final spot is already a victory of sorts
Shoaib Akhtar played for Pakistan on his terms. Only when he was fit, and when there was a Test Match scheduled to suit his convenience. He was missing exactly 50% of the time. He played 46 tests in the period when his ...
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