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newscricket5 days ago

IND vs AUS | Rahul Dravid established players, now Indian kids are beating Australia, reckons Shoaib Akhtar 

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has credited Rahul Dravid for helping India create a great bench strength which helped them beat Australia 2-1. He also lauded India's management for allowing Rishabh Pant to go and play freely and that's how he won the Gabba Test and did well at SCG too.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC’s ‘Team of the Decade’ more an IPL XI than a World XI, slams Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has torn into the ICC for overlooking Pakistan players in the ‘Teams of the Decade’ and has accused the council of being sycophantic by picking an IPL XI. No Pakistan player made any of the three sides chosen by the ICC - Test, ODI, and T20I teams of the decade.
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newscricketa month ago

Hand me Mohammad Amir and he will be bowling over 150km/h again, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that he can make Mohammad Amir bowl over 150km/h again if he is handed over to him. Pakistan pacer Amir had announced his retirement from international cricket claiming that he was mentally tortured by Pakistan's team management. 
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Could see boredom on Kohli's face in IPL; Rohit ready to take over captaincy, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has claimed that if Virat is feeling fatigued, which looked the case in IPL where one could see boredom on his face, he should give Rohit the captaincy in one format. The former Pakistan pacer reckons Australia series will be his best chance to prove his captaincy caliber. 
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newscricket4 months ago

Reports | PCB official squashes rumors of Misbah-ul-Haq getting replaced

According to reports, a PCB official has denied the rumors of Misbah-ul-Haq being replaced by Shoaib Akhtar as the chairman of the selection committee after there were a lot of reports indicating the same. He added that PCB are yet to evaluate people, who have occupied key positions.
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newscricket4 months ago

Virat Kohli was a brat like me before system supported him, recalls Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhter has recalled that Virat Kohli was a brat in 2010-11 and was nowhere to be seen but praised him for his transformation over the years. He added that Kohli should not be questioned for playing in an era that is dominated by batsmen when compared with other greats of the game. 
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newscricket5 months ago

Would have admitted my fault had I been in Misbah's place, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticized Misbah-ul-Haq for not owning up Pakistan's performances on their recent tour of UK. Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had stated that he had taken charge of Pakistan when they were already on a losing streak in T20 internationals, which irked Akhtar.
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newscricket5 months ago

Why should I not praise Indian players and Virat Kohli, asks Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar asserted that the nationalities of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and other Indian players will not stop him from praising them. Akhtar stated that people criticizing him for praising Indian cricketers should check statistics without hatred in mind.
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newscricket5 months ago

Babar Azam needs to capitalize on chances coming his way, reckons Shoaib Akhtar 

Following Pakistan’s 5 wicket defeat to England, Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for not capitalizing on the chances coming his way. He further opined that Azam should take all the decisions by himself and not wait for others to make decisions for him. 
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newscricket5 months ago

Legends react to 'forever friends' Dhoni and Raina bowing out of international cricket on same day

MS Dhoni's retirement took the cricket world by surprise on Saturday when he made the announcement on his official Instagram handle and, within minutes, Raina too, announced his retirement. Reactions started pouring in from the cricketing fraternity soon after the duo made their big announcement.
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