Shoaib Akhtar Biography & Wiki, Weight, Height, Age, Birth date
Shoaib Akhtar (born 13 August 1975) is a former Pakistani cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years. Regarded as one of the best fast bowlers to ever played the game, Akhtar is the fastest bowler ever in the history of cricket, who delivered the fastest delivery officially recorded at a top speed of 161.3km/h in a pool match against England in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Akhtar was nicknamed as “Rawalpindi Express”, as a tribute to his hometown and fast bowling. He is the first bowler to break the 100mph barrier as well, which he did twice in his career.
Akhtar made his Test debut in November 1997 as an opening fast bowler and played his first One Day International three months later. Akhtar has been involved in several controversies during his career, often accused of not being a team player, but was also commended for significantly impacting games in Pakistan’s favour. Akhtar was sent home during a Test match series in Australia in 2005 for alleged poor attitude. A year later, he was embroiled in a drug scandal after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance nandrolone. However, the ban imposed on him was lifted on appeal.
In September 2007, he was banned for an indefinite period for a fight with Pakistan team mate and fast bowler Mohammad Asif. On 1 April 2008, Akhtar was banned for five years for publicly criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board. In October 2008, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan suspended the five-year ban and Akhtar was selected in the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 Quadrangular Tournament in Canada. Pakistani judge Rana Bhagwandas once stated that Akhtar is a legend of Pakistan cricket. Akhtar retired from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup.
This Biography is about one of the best Professional Cricketer of the world Shoaib Akhtar including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…
|Biography of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Real Name||Shoaib Akhtar|
|Nick Name||Former Pakistani Cricketer|
|Profession||Former Pakistani Cricketer|
|Physical Status & More of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Height||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
|Personal Life of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Date of Birth||13 August 1975|
|Age ||41 Years|
|Birth Place||Morgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan|
|School||Elliot High School, Rawalpindi|
|College||Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi|
|Family||Father- Mohammad Akhtar
Mother- Hameeda Awan
Brothers- Shahid (Elder), Tahir (Elder), Obaid (Elder) and Late Shoaib
Sisters- Shumaila (Younger)
|Controversies||• In 2003, he was caught ball tampering in Sri Lanka, and was later banned on ball tampering charges.
• He was suspended for hitting his teammate Mohammad Asif with a bat after Shahid Afridi and Asif made fun of his expense after a bad day in the field.
• In 2008, he was banned for 5 years for violating the players’ code of conduct.
• When he was invited at “Comedy Nights with Kapil” show alongside Harbhajan Singh, he made fun off a former PCB head and the state of national cricket.
• After a verbal abuse against Paul Adams at Lahore, he was banned for one Test and two ODIs.
|Cricket History Of Shoaib Akhtar|
|International Debut||Test- 2 November 1997 against West Indies in Rawalpindi
ODI- 28 March 1998 against Zimbabwe in Harare
T20- 28 August 2006 against England in Bristol
|Domestic/State Team||Rawalpindi, Kolkata Knightriders, Somerset, Durham and Worcestershire|
|Nature on field||Very aggressive|
|Jersey Number||#14 (Pakistan)
#14 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Records [Main]||• Fastest speed ever bowled with 160.3 km/hr
• Record in ODIs for remaining not out in 12 successive innings
• Took 178 Test wickets
• Took 247 ODI wickets
|Favourite Ball||Reverse Swing|
|Likes To Play Again||India|
|Career Turning Point||Pre-World Cup series against India in 1999|
|Favourite Things Of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Favourite Actress||Sonali Bendre|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan|
|Favourite Colors||Black and Blue|
|Favourite Destination||Spain and County Londonderry in Ireland|
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Brain Lara, Ricky Ponting, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Rahul Dravid
Bowler: Waqar Younis and Imran Khan
|Favourite Perfume||Hugo Boss|
|Favourite Musician||Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Affairs||Kajal Aggarwal (Actress)
|Earning Money of Shoaib Akhtar|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
|Salary Per Match||MONTHLY INCOME: $0.2 MIillion
YEARLY INCOME: $2.3 million