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Shoaib Akhtar Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 21, 2019

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Short Biography

Shoaib Akhtar was born on 13-08-1975 in Rawalpindi in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He is a Pakistani Cricket Player who well known for his fast bowling.

Other Name: Pindi Express, Rawalpindi Express, Tiger, Don

Shoaib Akhtar Complete Bio & Career

Shoaib Akhtar played 14 years in the Pakistan cricket team. And while playing for the national cricket team, he played, one days and tests for the team as an emerging pacemaker. Akhtar is naming as the "World Fastest Bowler" because of his recorded (161 .3 km/h) ball in  "2003  Cricket world cup" against England. Extensively considered to be probably the greatest of extremely fast bowlers, Akhtar named as "Rawalpindi Express" & "Tiger," mainly because of a eulogy to Akhtar's hometown. He is among the first bowler who has balled two times in his career of 100 mph. 
Taking into account his successive rich profile in cricket, Akhtar's test career began somewhat realistically. He was very first chosen to play on his home ground in Rawalpindi during the 2nd Test of the West Indies 1997/98 tour of Pakistan. He was later incorporated into the tour of South Africa during the winter of 1998, where he played in all three tests. He was significantly the attacking bowling of an exhausted Pakistani bowling attack in the Peshawar Test against Australia in 1998 when Mark Taylor scored his recorded 334 n .o . in the first innings. Consequently, after eight tests and 16 innings, Akhtar had got only 18 wickets to his name. 
In the year 1999 "pre-World Cup series" Akhtar's performed very well against the matches with India in this series. Sharjah, as well as the "Cricket World Cup (1999), was the most significant tournaments in which Akhtar had shown his mixture of balling spells to collect the biggest players wickets on the ground. His remarkable achievement at Calcutta 1999 (Asian Test championship) match in which he took eight wickets who shattered the Indian squad drastically including the world's best players "Dravid" and "Tendulkar" while he bowled both batsmen off consecutive deliveries. 
In the year 2002, he was fortunate to fix his position in  Pakistan team playing the tournament against the  Australian team and taken good numbers of wickets. However, the selection committee did not keep him the team squad because of his poor performance after the cricket world cup in 2003  and as the result of that of that he dropped out. In the year 2004, his name was again freezing in the selection list of the players those were going to play the (Test match) series in Newzealand. The series finished with a disagreement whenever he eventually left the field indicating an injury resulting in some doubts by, Inzamam-ul-Haq, relating to his responsibility. The "Pakistan Cricket Board" built medical panel to examine his injury by its type. However, Pakistan authorities dismissed all doubts. 
In the year 2005, Akhtar regained his trustworthiness to take part in their home country (three-Test) series with  England, he crafted a series of his outstanding bowling completion. His productive utilization of sluggish deliveries shown to be unplayable by the English batsmen. Akhtar took 17 wickets and awarded as the most prominent wicket-taker of the series.He is among the fast bowlers in the cricket history who have cracked the 100 mph (barrier) in cricket history, by bowling at 100 .2 mph, in a match with England in 2003 cricket world cup. Post retirement, he became a cricket commentator and has also started his own YouTube channel and has garnered over a million followers on that.


Shoaib Akhtar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Mohammad Akhtar and Hameeda Awan. He has four brothers named Shoiab, Tahir, Shahid, and Obaid Akhtar. He also has a sister named Shumaila Akhtar. He is married to Rubab Khan and together the couple has a son named Muhammad Mikaeel Ali.

Life's Important Dates Of Shoaib Akhtar

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 16
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Morgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Religion Muslim
Address Morgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
School Elliot High School, Rawalpindi
College Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi
Qualification Graduation
Hobbies Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 2 November 1997 against West Indies in Rawalpindi
ODI - 28 march 1998 against Zimbabwe in Harere
T20I - 28 august 2006 against England in Bristal.
Best Friends Younis Khan
Salary N/A
Net Worth $6 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black and Blue
Favorite Brand Hugo Boss Perfume
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar , Rahul Dravid , Ricky Ponting
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Sonali Bendre
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Salman Khan
Favorite Movie Gladiator
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Spain and county Londonderry in Ireland
Favorite Food Aloo Keema and Mutton Biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib comes from an ordinary family. He stated that 'He is having four older brothers and also has one younger sister survived in a smaller room. Rawalpindi had very hot during May-June. As I regularly came from school and thus usually go for cricket practice during the afternoon, almost all the people of in his neighbourhood always used to laugh at him. '
  • In the year1994, the Lahore Trial was going to be held. At that time he had no money in his pocket. Thus he made a friendship with the bus's conductor. Shoaib told the bus conductor, give him lift upto Lahore. On his request, he took Shoaib to Lahore.
  • Shoaib, who came from Lahore, noticed there are nearly thousand boys in that trial. As per my observation, 'I realised his turn probably would not come. I thought how the selectors would notify him. That Practice ground was two to three km long and even was set in the centre of the practice net. I too began running on the ground to get everyone's attention towards him.
  • Shoaib Akhtar shared one incidence of his childhood was an X-ray of his knee on social networking sites. Revealing this X-ray report, in which had written: "A little kid who could hardly walk till the age of 6, he turned out to be the fastest bowler in cricket history. For that reason, you should not leave your life dreams. '
  • Shoaib Akhtar is the 5th child of his parents. Shoaib was also the name of his elder brother, who was 4th. When he was two years old, he passed away because of sickness. Shoaib's mother loved this name much, due to the reason she wanted his newborn son's name will also Shoaib.

Shoaib Akhtar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

47 years, 5months, 23 days old age Shoaib Akhtar will turn 48 on 13 August, 2023. Only 6 months, 7 days, 6 hours,42 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Shoaib Akhtar has celebrated the total number of 48 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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