Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani former cricketer and commentator. He earned the nickname “Rawalpindi Express,” as he was the first bowler to achieve 100 miles per hour.
Shoaib Akhtar Net Worth
Shoaib Akhtar ’s net worth is around $8 million. He is a former cricket player and earned the majority of his fortune through the sport.
After retiring from cricket in 2011, he had his autobiography published. It was called “Controversially Yours,” which he co-wrote with Indian journalist Anshu Dogra. Aside from cricket, he also served as a judge on the Hindi reality TV competition show “Mazaak Mazaak Mein” in 2016. The following year, hosted the Urdu program entitled “Geo Khelo Pakistan.”
He also endorsed a number of brands such as Pepsi, and has his own Youtube channel where he comments on cricket. Akhtar also appears on PTV Sports and Ten Sports Pakistan as a commentator.
Shoaib Akhtar was born on August 13, 1975, in Morgah in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. His parents are Mohammed Akhtar and Hameeda Awan. His father worked as a night watchman at a petrol station. The couple had four sons, Shoaib being the youngest son, and followed by their only daughter. His mother was only a teenager when his parents got married.
Shoaib was a very good student which led to his admission in the Asghar Mall College in Rawalpindi. While attending the school, he also went to the tryouts for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cricket team’s Karachi Division.
Shoaib married Rubab Khan on November 11, 2014, who was only a teenager at that time. Their marriage drew a lot of controversy because Khan was young.
Shoaib Akhtar’s list-A career started in the 1993-1994 season while his first class began in the 1994-1995 season. First class is the highest standard of cricket, whether international or domestic.
For his international career, he first played in Rawalpindi during the 2nd Test of the West Indies 1997/98 tour of Pakistan. He was later included in the tour of South Africa in the winter of 1998 and played in all three Tests. Akhtar also led his team in bowling attack against the Australians in the Peshawar Test.
He also played impressively against India in the pre-World Cup in 1999. He showcased his bowling prowess in Sharjah and in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Also, he earned eight wickets in the Asian Test championship match at Calcutta. In the 2002 World Cup, he was selected to play. The team did poorly against the Australians, causing Akhtar to be dropped from the team.
He is one of the three bowlers to achieve a 100 mph barrier in cricket history when he delivered a 100.2 mph bowl, in a game against England in the 2003 World Cup.
Akhtar’s career has been plagued with injuries and controversies, including doping. He retired from cricket in 2011.
Shoaib Akhtar Relationship Status
Shoaib Akhtar married Rubab Khan on November 11, 2014, when the girl was only a teen.