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Pakistan fast bowler

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Shoaib Akthar Info

Full NameShoaib Akhtar
Date of BirthAugust 13, 1975
Place of BirthRawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Other Names / Nick NamesRawalpindi Express
Batting styleRight hand bat
Bowling styleRight arm fast
RoleBowler
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 I wanted to make way for the juniors, so even if I don't get my 250th wicket it is fine. It will be dream to reach that landmark, but if I don't get picked, there is not much I can do. I still remain the fastest bowler in this World Cup, 
— Shoaib Akthar is not worried about not playing in this world cup as long as Pakistan wins / March 23, 2011
 Pakistan winning the World Cup is far more important that reaching personal goals. For me, nation comes first. That's the way I have been. So I will accept any team decision, 
— Shoaib Akthar after being left out of the final XI against Australia in the final group match / March 22, 2011
 He is a legend and will always remain as one. But Sachin would never scare me. Guys like Gilchrist and Lara would scare the hell out of me 
— Shoaib Akthar / March 19, 2011
 I have decided to retire. Mentally I wanted to go on forever but I have decided to make way for the youngsters. I have no regrets. I made lots of friends but some people have misunderstood me. I thank all the players who played with me and against me. 
— Shoaib Akthar announcing his intention to retire from International cricket after the end of this World Cup / March 17, 2011
 I left this race of bowling at 100 mph a long time ago. I am nearing 36 now and am more mature, so I am focusing on getting wickets now than bowling fast. But I crossed 159 kmh the other day. 
— Shoaib Akthar saying he is focusing on getting wickets rather than bowling at top speed / February 28, 2011

 Is this the twilight of my career? Yes. It is very special, playing in the sub-continent's World Cup. I am not sure about how long I'm going to be playing, but I will try to make sure it is full of memories. 
— Shoaib Akthar saying the 2011 will be his final World Cup appereance / February 13, 2011
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 I was surprised that I was not included in the list of probables because if you look at Brett Lee he has been having fitness issues for last few months and has not played yet he is in the Australian preliminary squad. Similarly, Shaun Tait is also in despite his history of injury problems, 
— Shoaib Akthar is surprised that he is not included in the list of probables for the Twenty20 World Cup / March 06, 2010
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