Awww - Shoaib Akhtar calls it a day

    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


    Thanks for entertaining me these lat 20 years or som Shoaib

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

    Brilliant bowler and gave a thrill whilst watching him.

    in b4 comments about cheats, drugs etc
    Edited by: "MarzBarz" 17th Mar 2011

    Original Poster mod


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

    Made me LOL

    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.

    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.

    quality strike bowler.

    Lets hope his last game is on 2nd April. With the cup in his hand.

    Andy i never knew you follow cricket!! Awesome!!


    So is he one of the Pakistani cricketers that was caught cheating?


    not a bad time to retire being a Pakistani cricketer.

    probably better doing it a year or 2 ago tho
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