Right now in Pakistan cricket, maximum headlines are being seen regarding the statements of Shoaib Akhtar. Shoaib Akhtar has now revealed through one of his statements that he had an opportunity to captain Pakistan cricket team but he did not accept it. Tell him that Shoaib Akhtar made his international debut in the year 1997.
The international career of Shoaib Akhtar, who is one of the most dangerous bowlers in world cricket due to his fast pace, does not seem long. He has played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and just 15 T20 Internationals for the Pakistan cricket team. However, his name still holds the record for the fastest bowling ball in international cricket, which he bowled at a speed of 100 mph against England during the 2003 ODI World Cup.
In Shoaib Akhtar’s published statement on Pakistan cricket, he said that I received the captaincy offer in the year 2002 but at that time I was not fully fit. If 5 games were played in a series, I would only be able to play in 3. If I had played every game, my career would have been over in just 1-2 years after that.
Shoaib Akhtar made many more disclosures in his statement. In which he said that when he had the full support of his fellow players, but at that time everything was not going well on the PCB. The management there was not working properly and they had no plan on how to handle the players.
On the other hand, about not assuming the responsibility of the captaincy, Shoaib also said that he was not even mentally and physically prepared for it. It is a great responsibility and you must first be completely sure of it.