By Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar has been the most vibrant characters within the historical past of cricket. he's the quickest bowler on this planet, who set an reputable international list through attaining the quickest supply whilst he clocked in at 161.3 km/ph (100.2 mph) two times within the similar fit. Having taken greater than four hundred wickets in overseas cricket, he's a ravishing cricketer too. Tagged as being undisciplined, Akhtar's profession has been affected by accidents, controversies and accusations of negative angle. right here he tells his part of the tale. The early years of deprivation, the relentless self-imposed self-discipline, the best way he performed either at the cricket grounds and outdoors. His is additionally the interior tale of Pakistan cricket, no holds barred: the unusual methods of the cricket board, the hierarchies and manipulations and, specially, the magic of the sport itself.
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