Controversies surrounding Shoaib Akhtar

Posted by Kaira Turner on March 11th, 2023

Shoaib Akhtar, sometimes known as "Rawalpindi Express," is one of the quickest bowlers in cricket history.

Whether it's Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, or Sourav Ganguly, it doesn't matter. All of the opposing batsmen had experienced Shoaib's deadly pace; when combined with his lethal bouncers and raw pace, Shoaib was a nightmare for them.

As one of the most well-known people, Shoaib Akhtar enjoys a tremendous fan base that spans the globe.

Shoaib Akhtar's net worth as of 2022 is million (163 crores Indian currency). His net worth continued to grow even after he retired.

Shoaib Akhtar career controversies

The Pakistan Cricket Board was reportedly insulted by Akhtar in August 2007 as a form of protest against the imposition of a Rs. 300,000 punishment for insubordination at the national camp in Karachi. For more details visit Live Beyond Sports

A dispute in the locker room is said to have led to Akhtar hitting Pakistani teammate Mohammad Asif with a bat the week before the first World Twenty20, which was played in South Africa.

When Akhtar compared himself to Imran Khan, Asif and Shahid Afridi made fun of him, which is when it all began.

Akhtar was subsequently recalled from the Twenty20 World Cup squad and sent home when it was determined that he was at fault during the initial investigation. Moreover, he was given a 5-match suspension by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Afterwards, Akhtar said that Afridi was the cause of the altercation "He said some derogatory things about my family. And I was unable to stand them."

Nevertheless, Afridi refuted these claims, saying that Asif might have had greater injuries if it weren't for his intervention.

Even Asif chimed in, accusing Akhtar of lying and asserting that "Shahid Afridi had nothing to do with the fight" and that "he has not apologised to me."

Akhtar received a five-year suspension on April 1, 2008, for breaking the behaviour policy for athletes. All cricket played for and in Pakistan was subject to the ban.

The Indian Premier League's regulatory body opted not to let Akhtar participate in the competition until the suspension was ended or until it was removed, even though it did not preclude him from participating in the league.

Until their next meeting on June 4, the Pakistan Cricket Board's appellate tribunal delayed the five-year ban for one month, allowing Akhtar to compete in the current Indian Premier League.

A day later, when Akhtar and chairman Nasim Ashraf had reconciled, the Pakistan Cricket Board said that they would no longer pursue the defamation lawsuit.

British immigration officers ordered Akhtar home from Heathrow airport on September 4, 2008, citing his lack of a working visa, which is necessary to participate in county cricket, and simply a visit visa.

Afterwards, he received the required visa and came back to play for English county team Surrey.

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