By Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has been some of the most vibrant characters within the background of cricket. he's the quickest bowler on the earth, who set an legit international list via attaining the quickest supply while he clocked in at 161.3 km/ph (100.2 mph) two times within the related fit. Having taken greater than four hundred wickets in foreign cricket, he's an exquisite cricketer too. Tagged as being undisciplined, Akhtar's profession has been affected by accidents, controversies and accusations of bad angle. the following he tells his part of the tale. The early years of deprivation, the relentless self-imposed self-discipline, the best way 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, principally, the magic of the sport itself.

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Safety and finally reached Asfand's sister's house, much to our I had to get through Lalu Khet and Al Karam. These were, as shared relief. It was the first time since my arrival in Karachi I have mentioned before, very dangerous neighbourhoods that that I had a comfortable bed to sleep on. I stayed with them I had to pass through every day to get to the ground and back. for four months, my last months in Karachi. Many times, I had walked back home over dead bodies and now I was determined to leave this hellhole permanently.

I normally end the evening by visiting my mohalla where I remember he would sing to me and would motivate and I am warmly welcomed by all. I know the young girls of my S H O A I B A K H TAR A S TAR IS B O RN : T H E RAWALP I N D I E X P RE S S Bs mohalla are intrigued by me. Very often I visit my school, felt honoured. I truly believe that all of these friends from my usually late at night so that nobody knows I'm there. Jumping youth taught me a lot about life, they were my murshid. the locked gate has never been a problem for me.

But I felt responsible for his safety, since I was the one who had convinced him to move to Karachi. Fortunately for him, he stayed with me for a few months and then shifted to his friend Hasnain Qazim's place. I didn't have a choice, so for a year and a half l slept on a marble-chipped concrete floor with just a pillow and a sheet. The chips dug into my flesh with every movement I made, so I didn't get a restful night's sleep as long as I was there. It was not the PIA sports board but my friends from Chitral who looked after me.

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