Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar spoke about the match-fixing era in the squad and how he would not have listened to Wasim Akram if he had approach him regarding the same. Earlier Shoaib Akhtar has named Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar as one of the “greatest batsman of all time”.
Shoaib Akhtar is known for his aggressive and fast bowling. The speedster who has said he ready to share the knowledge he has for the game is now open to coach Indian bowlers.
Akhtar, in an interview on social networking app Helo, said, “I will definitely. My job is to spread knowledge. What I have learned is (ilm) knowledge and I will spread it. I will produce more aggressive, fast and more talkative bowlers than the current ones who will tell-off the batsmen in a way that you will enjoy a lot”.
The Indian pacers namely Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Umesh Yadav are currently in form and are one of the best fast bowling units in the world.
“I had seen him but didn’t know how big a name he was in India. In Chennai, I got to know that he was known as a God in India. Mind you, he is a very good friend of mine. In 1998, when I bowled as fast as I could, the Indian public celebrated with me. I have a big fan following in India,” Akhtar said.
Akhtar is known to be vocal about his thoughts and does not feel shy from expressing it. He was recently part of the controversy when he had slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its advisor Tafazzul Rizvi. However, the former cricketer said that he stands by his words.
He had also said that the PCB had wasted the talent of Imran Nazir. He felt the cricketer was more talented than Virender Sehwag, but he fizzled away after a bright start.
“I don’t think Imran Nazir had the brain that Sehwag had. I don’t think Sehwag had the talent that Imran Nazir had. Nazir had more talent, there is no comparison with regards to talent. We tried to contain him a little,” Akhtar was quoted as saying on a TV show by Cricket Pakistan.