Perhaps world knows Shoaib Akhtar as a Rawalpindi Express, but Rawalpindi knows him as an arrogant addict. Egoistic shoaib Akhtar has never delivered. He has always been touted by Pakistan Cricket Board as the successor of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and an asset for the country, but Pakistani buffs have never seen him in any serious action. His performance is also very dismal.
But Shoaib Akhtar is now knows for his attitude and arrogance rather than of his speed, which kills. He has been involved in lots and lots of brawls with the team mates, former players, team management, board officials and other people. He always creates a scene in every tournament and defame the good name of Pakistan. He hasn’t got any tolerance or respect for anyone and he just cares for his cheap notoriety.
He always remain in the media criticizing the board, ICC and everyone. He lashes at the batsman-friendly pitches. He bashed the rules of the game. He poke taunts at the twenty20 format and he publicly ridicule the officials of Pakistan Cricket Board. He even doesn’t spare the chairman PCB, and when PCB takes action, he gets silent for some days and then start it all over again.
After doping scandal, match fixing rumours, clash with late Bob Woolmer, fake injuries, dismal performances if any, now Shoaib has done another “brilliant” act of action. He has injured his co-bowler Mohammad Asif with the bat during the training session in South Africa.
The skirmish of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif is not new. Mohammad Asif himself is temperamental and have a severe attitude problem, but Shoaib has got more poison than him. It is been reported myriad number of times in media about their fits and fights, and their jealousy with each other is not a secret. The fame which Mohammad Asif enjoys due to his bowling is hard to be digested by Shoaib Akhtar. Mohammad Asif has also revealed in his close circles that Shoaib was the one who involved him in the doping scandal to ruin his career.
Just after the bat-beating incident, Shoaib said that he was sorry and it was two-minute anger and now it has subsided and he feels sorry about it and ask for forgiveness from fans and board. But now he is hinting that he will hold a press conference and reveal the “facts”.
If PCB wants to ruin ICL without firing a bullet or spending a penny, they should just gift Shoaib Akhtar to ICL without second thoughts.More on:Bob Woolmer, icl, Mohammad Asif, Pakistan, PCB, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram
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