Shoaib Akhtar is hospitalized, told after 11 years why he had to retire prematurely
In a video message, Shoaib Akhtar while giving information about his health said that I am out of surgery. Surgery was done on both knees for 5-6 hours. I’m in trouble need your prayers
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been suffering from a serious knee problem for some time now. However, now he has had knee surgery. The former fast bowler has missed a lot of cricket due to recurring knee problems. Akhtar’s knee problem has been going on for the last 11 years and he recently went for another surgery at a hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He posted a video on Instagram from a hospital bed in Melbourne.
Akhtar is seen quite emotional in this video. He has told his fans through the video that his surgery has been successful. The former pacer has also asked the fans to pray that he gets well soon. In the video, Shoaib revealed that if he hadn’t had knee problems, he could have played cricket for at least 4-5 more years.
Akhtar, popularly known as the Rawalpindi Express, said, “I could have played for another four to five years. But I knew that if I did that, I would end up in a wheelchair. That’s why I retired from cricket.”
This great fast bowler of Pakistan played 46 Tests, 14 T20s and 163 ODIs for his country. He has taken 178 wickets in red-ball cricket and 247 in ODIs and 21 wickets in T20Is. He is the first bowler in the history of cricket to bowl at a speed of 100 mph.