Former Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar has a sizable following in India. Akhtar was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan’s Punjab province, and was given the nickname “Rawalpindi Express” in honour of his homeland and the cricketing mecca. He nevertheless had acting aspirations, much as several other athletes. According to The Express Tribune, the former Pakistani fast bowler said that he had an opportunity to play the lead part in Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt’s crime-drama film “Gangster” (2005).
The title of Akhtar’s biopic, “Rawalpindi Express: Racing Against the Odds,” was made public last year.
Akhtar announced his separation from the project last month in a message on Twitter. Alleging “disagreements and contractual violations,” though it is unknown if production has already started or not.
India and Pakistan are regarded as archrivals on the cricket field. Players are motivated to put up their best effort because of the excitement, feelings, and passion between the two teams.
As the Rawalpindi Express, veteran Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar was one of the best and deadliest speedsters of his era. Akhtar performed a lot of game-changing feats throughout his cricket career, but some of his most amazing bowling performances came against India.
2011 was the great cricketer’s international cricketing retirement.
The legendary Pakistani speed bowler took part in 46 Tests, 14 T20s, and 163 ODIs for his country. He has taken 21 T20I wickets, 247 ODI wickets, and 178 red-ball wickets. The first cricketer to ever bowl at a speed of 100 mph is him.
Shoaib Akhtar personal life
In the little community of Morgah near Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, Akhtar was born into a Punjabi Muslim household.
His mother, Hameeda Awan, and his father, Mohammad Akhtar, had five children together: four sons, with Shoaib being the fourth, followed by a daughter. His name, which in Arabic means both “the one who brings people together,” and “from a hardworking, economically unprivileged family of the Gujjar community,” worked as a night watchman at a gas station associated with the Attock oil refinery.