The former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhter, fastest bowler of all times in the history of cricket, has turned 43, today.
On this day, Mr.Akhtar was born in Rawalpindi. He, more commonly known as “Rawalpindi Express” , had his Test debut in November 1997 as an opening fast bowler and three months later , he played his first One Day International and since then he embedded his name in the golden book of cricket. In his cricket career, he holds the record for the fastest ball delivered in cricket history and clinched 444 international wickets in all three formats of the game.
From 1997 to 2011, the ‘speedstar’ played for Pakistan in 46 Test matches, 163 one-day internationals, and 15 Twenty20 internationals.
As Shoaib turns 43, his twitter feed pours in with birthday wishes from his fans across the globe.
From one city to another. Following and covering Lahore Qalandars’ player development program. Reached Abbottabad after visiting Gilgit, Muzaffarabad and Mirpur. Great experience of meeting some new talent & discussing Cricket issues with legends like Inzamam and Shoaib Akhtar.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) August 11, 2018
— Cricket Blog (@kirketblog) August 13, 2018
A former Pakistani cricketer who played all formats of the game over a fourteen-year career. He is famous as the fastest bowler of history. We wish him a blessed life.#shoaibakhtar #Birthday #Cricket #CricketPlayedLouder #Pakistani #igreen_pk #follo4follo #Follome pic.twitter.com/bNjiHafJ7g
— iGreen.pk (@igreen_pk) August 13, 2018
The fastest bowler of all time!
Took 444 wickets and also ticked 161.4 km/hr.
Happy Birthday Shoaib Akhtar. @shoaib100mph#happybirthday #shoaibakhtar #pakistancricket #pakistan #aboveall #fastest #legend #like #share #comment #cricketmic pic.twitter.com/4ggliCpXKR
— Cricket Mic (@CricketMic) August 13, 2018
Happy Birthday Shoaib Akhtar The one of most loveable, Greatest legendary fast bowler of cricket history “the Don, Rawalpindi Express, Tiger” I pray to god you live long healthy life and always smile in your face @shoaib100mph#HappyBirthdayShoaibAkhtar pic.twitter.com/L9GWyeYT0X
— Rohit Bhandari 🇮🇳 (@RohitBha1998) August 12, 2018
Happy birth day @shoaib100mph . Shoaib Akhtar you are the only one who made a history as a fast bowler. You are our inspiration. Allah may give strength and happiness.#RawalpindiExpress the one and only Shoaib Akhtar ❤️. pic.twitter.com/ppVnIW0o1e
— D’Abdur Raziq Khan (@iamabdurraziq) August 13, 2018
19 Batsman were retired hurt after being hit by Shoaib Akhtar, Which is Most by any bowler in the history of cricket.
Happy Birthday to shoaib Akhtar..❤ pic.twitter.com/0BTGqPKQox
— ZEE🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZEE) August 13, 2018
He’s regarded as the fastest bowler of all time, reaching a top recorded bowling speed of over 100mph, and claimed 444 international wickets for Pakistan Cricket Team. Will his pace ever be matched?#Happybirthday🎂🎈❤ to the Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar! @shoaib100mph pic.twitter.com/DICdRb6OI8
— Aqeel yousaf (@Aqeelyousaf14) August 13, 2018
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) August 13, 2018
— Faizan Najeeb 🇵🇰 (@mfaizannajeeb) August 12, 2018
He is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of all time who clicked 161.3kmph which is a record in the history of the cricket
He has 444 international wickets to his name.
Happy birthday to Pakistan’s legend, Shoaib Akhtar!#shoaibakhtar #HappyBirthday #Legend #Sacnilksports pic.twitter.com/2gO9h0YIlx
— Sacnilk Sports (@SacnilkSports) August 13, 2018
Recently, Mr. Akhtar was appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB by current chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi.
Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 16, 2018
Following Najam Sethi’s tweet, Mr. Akhtar showed great determination and vowed to take ‘Pakistan Team’ to new heights.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 16, 2018