By Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has been essentially the most vibrant characters within the background of cricket. he's the quickest bowler on the earth, who set an reputable international list via attaining the quickest supply while he clocked in at 161.3 km/ph (100.2 mph) two times within the similar fit. Having taken greater than four hundred wickets in overseas cricket, he's a stupendous cricketer too. Tagged as being undisciplined, Akhtar's profession has been suffering from accidents, controversies and accusations of terrible perspective. right here he tells his part of the tale. The early years of deprivation, the relentless self-imposed self-discipline, the way in which he performed either at the cricket grounds and out of doors. His can be the interior tale of Pakistan cricket, no holds barred: the unusual methods of the cricket board, the hierarchies and manipulations and, specially, the magic of the sport itself.

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