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Shoaib Akhtar promises PSL appearance

Former Pakistani pacer challenges youngsters to match his bowling speed

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Feb 12, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Shoaib Akhtar promises PSL appearance

Former Pakistani pacer challenges youngsters to match his bowling speed

Photo: AFP

Former Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has promised an appearance in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 4.

“The children of today think they know a lot [about the sport] and they also think that they can challenge my bowling speed as well. So, I am coming back to play and I will show you what speed really is,” he said in a video message on his Twitter account.

Regarded as the fastest bowler in history, Akhtar took 178 and 247 Test and ODI wickets respectively. He bagged 19 T20I wickets as well.

Since retiring from all formats in 2011, the express pacer has played exhibition games, including the Sachin’s Blasters vs Warne’s Warriors match in the United States.

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  1. Anonymous  February 12, 2019 1:16 pm/ Reply

    Good to see Mr Shoaib Akhter Our Hero again In action

  2. Touqir  February 12, 2019 6:04 pm/ Reply

    Why do we allow such people to make a joke out of PSL? What if Kapil Dev, Sachin, Ganguly, Ponting, Viv Richards, Wasim & Waqar start feeling a tinkle and start playing again, who is going to see PSL a credible League? When ur time is up, it’s up… Just make up ur mind… Will be Very very very disappointed if PSL & PCB allows him to play because he is neither a drafted player nor a regular one. Yup if there is a charity or exhibition match, then absolutely Yes.

  3. Afaq Masood  February 12, 2019 7:06 pm/ Reply

    I think The fastest bowler in the world had made decision in anger,, calm down sir,,, you were the fastest and you are,,,

  4. Anonymous  February 12, 2019 9:08 pm/ Reply

    a mentour should not be such guy who cannot see others doing better then him
    i can also say apart from speed 178 is not such an impressive figure

  5. Salaam  February 12, 2019 9:15 pm/ Reply


    He should play…it’ll be great in sha Allah

  6. Khan  February 13, 2019 2:43 am/ Reply

    Such hi keh raha he 130kph krny wala khud ko fastest keh Raha Hota he … Comeback sir psl is not international cricket … You are a great entertainer ♥️

  7. J malik  February 13, 2019 2:48 am/ Reply

    It’s good decision ap Kal b no. 1 thy or aj b no. 1 he ho. We r waiting…

  8. Mansoor raza  February 13, 2019 2:49 am/ Reply

    Wish to see u in psl

  9. Maroof  February 13, 2019 7:39 am/ Reply

    Welcome yes the era of speed left vacant after your retirment

  10. Kinza  February 13, 2019 12:08 pm/ Reply

    Hellos Sir
    It’s a great news.

  11. Basharat  February 13, 2019 12:58 pm/ Reply

    The world will laugh at us we should not allow the retired players to play PSL.

    • Anonymous  February 13, 2019 10:18 pm/ Reply


      Stop worrying about what others or the world will say. Do what is Right.

  12. Muhammad Abbas  February 13, 2019 1:10 pm/ Reply

    Sports doesn’t teach anger rather it makes learning the patience. So Mr.Shoaib be patience.

    • Anonymous  February 13, 2019 10:20 pm/ Reply


      Agree and let him play though.

  13. Hasnat  February 13, 2019 7:42 pm/ Reply

    “Your time had gone”
    Shoaib Akhter now it is your duty to give your suggestions and advices to the Qalandar’s bowlers for PSL 4 as you are the mentor and take your responsibility.

    • Anonymous  February 13, 2019 10:19 pm/ Reply


      Not yet bro. if he can play good then he can play.

  14. Muhammad Suleman Khan  February 14, 2019 12:49 am/ Reply

    Thats really great now its going to be a great action which will also boost up the psl popularity. Very excited

  15. Tc shah  February 14, 2019 9:16 am/ Reply

    No doubt he is a legend and will remain a legend and make us pakistani feel proud welcome back rawalpindi Express

  16. Md irshad  February 14, 2019 11:04 pm/ Reply

    Shoaib Akhtar one of the best boler in the world
    Re entry Plz you come to World Cup one day matches

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