Shoaib Akhtar has always remained an achilles heel for Pakistan cricket team. He promises a lot but delivers very little. He may be the fastest bowler in the world, but certainly of no use to the team, if he is always amidst some controversy or injury. His career is adorned with controversies, injuries, scandals, bans, and all sort of allegations and troubles instead of records.
His troublesome behaviour hasnt taken him far in his career, and instead of him, the cricket board has prefered Mohammad Asif for vice-captaincy of the team. Shoaib was even eyeing the captaincy, but was never considered appropriate for the job.
Now Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hasnt given permission to Shoaib Akhtar to play in the Afro-Asia cup, and Shoaib Akhtar is livid. According to the PCB, the so-called star bowler is as usual unfit for the series, whereas Shoaib Akhtar thinks otherwise. Shoaib Akhtar was selected by the Asian selection committee for the series, which would be played in India in June, but PCB has categorically said that Shoaib isnt fit enough and that is why he wasnt given a chance in the recent Warid series held in Abu Dhabi.
Shoaib Akhtar is bowling at full throttle for 10 days in the coaching camp of PCB, and he himself declared himself fit for the series, but now the decision by PCB has angered him to no bounds. Shoaib Akhtar was inspected by Mudassir Nazar and Wasim Akram.
Some also link it to the recent changes in the team, and that PCB doesnt want any controversy or skirmish in the team. The flamboyant and aggressive Shoaib Akhtar is a nuisance in the dressing room, according to many. The doping issue is still on the cards, and the career of Shoaib and Asif for that matter is still dangling.More on:Afro Asia Cup, Cricket, Doping, injury, Mudassir Nazar, Pakistan, PCB, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram
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