Pakistan’s legendary former cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar, has revealed that he had received an offer to star in Bollywood film, Gangster.
In an interview with foreign media, Shoaib Akhtar said he was offered the lead role in an Indian movie. Later the role was played by Imran Hashmi.
“I had an offer to play the role of Imran Hashmi in Gangster. I think I should have done the film,” he said.
The “Pindi Express” compares himself with young pacers and says that they are not like him, adding that neither do they have long hair nor can they bowl fast enough.
“Fast bowlers don’t even strike the ball on the head, and I think fast bowlers should injure the batters,” he remarked.
He said that Adam Gilchrist’s wicket in the 2002 Test match is his favourite wicket over Rahul Dravid’s in Calcutta in 1999.
In his cricketing days, Shoaib Akhtar described Saqlain Mushtaq as his best friend.
“I have beaten Saqlian out of love. He has proved to be the best spinner in the world,” Shoaib Akhtar added.
He claims that he can deliver the ball at a speed of 145 kilometers per hour even now after a knee surgery and three months of training. Shoaib Akhtar holds the record for the fastest ball ever bowled in history of cricket.
He Said That “I have bowled faster than 161.3 km per hour, and I have bowled faster than 163 km per hour in my career.”
Recognizing the captain of the national cricket team, Akhtar stated that Babar Azam is the best batsman of this era.