Aug 12, 2022, 13:16 IST

Watch! Shaoib Akhtar comes up with a special message to his fans after undergoing knee surgery


Cricket has seen a lot of names who have come up and made a name for themselves. Fast bowling as an art was in its peak towards the end of the 1990's till early 2010's. Three names dominated this facet of cricket with Brett Lee from Australia, Shane Bond of New Zealand competing for tag of the fast bowlers along with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar. The Pakistani fondly called the Rawalpindi Express was the fastest bowler in the world till he called time on his career in 2011 post the World Cup. 
The story as it happened - 
Shoaib Akhtar during the course of his hearty decade and half career for Pakistan was one of the most feared bowlers in the world. The man from Rawalpindi bowled the fastest ball in the world during the 2003 World Cup in the game against England at 161.3 KPH. Akhtar had to forgo a lot of pain in a bid to bowl quick and this resulted in him undergoing lot of surgeries and taking lot of pain killers. 
Akhtar undegoes yet another knee surgery -
The 47 year old former right arm pacer was in Australia and posted a short video of himself from his hospital bed. Akhtar had to undergo yet another knee surgery in Melbourne Australia. The former pace sensation took to Instagram to post a video of his health update and spoke directly to his fans. Akhtar said that the entire surgery took 5-6 as he got operated on both his knees and was in good spirits thanks to the fans"
Shoaib Akhtar made his debut for Pakistan in 1997 and made headlines when he bowled out Dravid and Tendulkar of successive balls during the 1999 kolkata test. He soon made his name as the fastest bowler in the world and saw this claim being challenged by Brett Lee of Australia. Akhtar got wicket 100 ODI wickets and over 200 test wickets for Pakistan.