Shoaib Akhtar posted a selfie on social media in which he can be seen using a crutch. He had knee surgery in Australia, but only on a partial knee replacement.
On Thursday, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar posted a selfie of himself on social media in which he can be seen using a crutch. The former cricketer announced to his adoring followers that he was returning to Pakistan after undergoing knee surgery in Australia. He went on to say that his recent trip to Melbourne was fantastic, but that he was hoping to get back to the nation in better shape.
Reportedly, Akhtar had knee surgery in Australia, but only on a partial knee replacement. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ had previously posted a video in which he claimed to have had five such operations throughout his playing career.
He downplayed the injury’s severity since the thrill of playing fast bowler for Pakistan was more important to him.
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Akhtar’s lightning speed has earned him worldwide recognition, and he has given the game’s all-stars a run for their money. As a bonus, he also has the record for fastest ball ever thrown (161.3 kph). The former cricketer had accomplished the feat against England in a 2003 match at Cape Town during the ICC Cricket World Cup.
After reaching 161.3 kph, Akhtar unleashed five balls at 153.3 kph, 158.4 kph, 158.5 kph, 157.4 kph, and 159.5 kph on batter Nick Knight.
The match’s tailender, batting in position No. 11, had scored a record-setting 43 off of just 16 balls. Unfortunately, the Men in Green lost by 112 runs despite Akhtar’s spectacular performance.
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But with to Akhtar’s remarkable performance, he broke the 100 mph barrier for the first time in cricket history. Over the course of his international career, Akhtar took 444 scalps across all formats.
In the history of cricket, Shaun Tait has thrown the second fastest ball. In a 2010 match versus England at Lord’s, the Australian paced had a top speed of 161.1 kph (100.10 mph).
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