Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar

Name Shoaib Akhtar
Player Type Right-arm Fast Bowler
Date of Birth 13th August 1975
Father’s Name Mohammad Akhtar
Birthplace Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Career Starting Date 28th November 1997 (ODI debut)
Career Retirement Date 8th March 2011 (ODI) / 6th September 2007 (Test) / 14th September 2007 (T20)
Matches Played 163 ODIs, 46 Tests, 15 T20Is
Centuries 0 (ODI), 0 (Test)
Half Centuries 1 (ODI), 2 (Test), 0 (T20I)
Ducks 13 (ODI), 11 (Test), 3 (T20I)
Nervous Nineties 0 (ODI), 0 (Test)
Wickets 247 (ODI), 178 (Test), 19 (T20I)
Captainship in Matches 10 ODIs, 0 Tests, 0 T20Is
Man of the Matches 7 (ODI), 4 (Test), 2 (T20I)

Biography: Shoaib Akhtar, born on 13th August 1975 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, was one of the fastest and most feared right-arm fast bowlers in cricket history. Nicknamed the “Rawalpindi Express,” he could consistently bowl at extreme pace.

Akhtar made his ODI debut in 1997 and his Test debut in 1997. He played 163 ODIs, 46 Test matches, and 15 T20Is for Pakistan.

Known for his fiery pace and aggressive bowling, Shoaib was a fierce competitor on the field. He was a key player in Pakistan’s fast-bowling attack during his prime.

Despite being a bowler, he showcased some batting skills, scoring 1 half-century in ODIs and 2 half-centuries in Test cricket.

He was dismissed on 13 ducks in ODIs, 11 ducks in Tests, and 3 ducks in T20Is.

Shoaib Akhtar achieved a remarkable tally of 247 wickets in ODIs, 178 wickets in Tests, and 19 wickets in T20Is during his career.

He briefly captained the Pakistan cricket team in 10 ODIs.

His impactful performances earned him several “Man of the Match” awards, with 7 in ODIs, 4 in Tests, and 2 in T20Is.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Shoaib Akhtar’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
Fastest ball ever recorded in cricket 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph) against England on 22nd February 2003

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: As of my last update in September 2021, there were no specific details available about Shoaib Akhtar’s brand endorsements. While he might have been associated with brands during his playing career and beyond, further information on his commercial deals and endorsements may not be accessible. Shoaib Akhtar’s persona as one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket would have likely made him an attractive choice for brands looking to associate with cricket and sports personalities.

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