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Awww - Shoaib Akhtar calls it a day

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I'm not a Pakistan cricket fan but I am a cricket fan and have enjoyed many a match watching this dude bowl against England and with a few Pakistani mates against other nations. I'm actually rea… Read More
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[mod] 6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
I'm not a Pakistan cricket fan but I am a cricket fan and have enjoyed many a match watching this dude bowl against England and with a few Pakistani mates against other nations.

I'm actually really sorry to see him retire; a proper good cricketer and a proper good personality.

He looked genuinly gutted to be retiring when I saw him on SSN. His farewell speach read:-

"With this announcement it feels like it’s my first death. I have taken this decision after much thought. Pakistan’s last match in this World Cup will also be my last. I hope that will be the final on April 2. I would have loved to continue, perhaps forever, but I must make way for the youngsters to take over,”

“In my entire career of 18 years, I have had many defeats but countless victories. I am proud that the label of the fastest bowler on the planet was associated with Pakistan. I have no regrets. I made lots of friends but some people have misunderstood me. I thank all the players who played with me and against me. It was an honour to have played with Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis,I know a lot of people will remember me as a controversial person, but I never trod on a wrong path,”

Thanks for entertaining me these lat 20 years or so Shoaib
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[mod] 6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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Thanks for entertaining me these lat 20 years or som Shoaib

Andy, I doubt he is a member on here....
1 Like #2
Brilliant bowler and gave a thrill whilst watching him.


in b4 comments about cheats, drugs etc

Edited By: MarzBarz on Mar 17, 2011 23:57
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Thanks for entertaining me these lat 20 years or som Shoaib


Andy, I doubt he is a member on here....

Made me LOL
#4
had his errrrrr lets say dodgy moments but was certainly entertaining to watch,sad to see a genuine fast bowler go as they are a dying breed.
#5
Great bowler, Pakistan don't have a replacement for him.

He was great to watch when he burst on the scene. Batsmen were surprised at the pace.

http://www.gifsoup.com/view3/1961432/shoaib-akhtar-a.gif
#6
quality strike bowler.

Lets hope his last game is on 2nd April. With the cup in his hand.
#7
Andy i never knew you follow cricket!! Awesome!! :)
banned#8
So is he one of the Pakistani cricketers that was caught cheating?
#9
not a bad time to retire being a Pakistani cricketer.

probably better doing it a year or 2 ago tho

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