Former fast bowler and legend of Pakistani cricket, Shoaib Akhtar has always been in the spotlight either for his performances on the pitch and many times for his actions off the pitch. Now the focus on him is very different than before. Shoaib Akhtar was recently spotted in Makkah performing Hajj with his wife.
Shoaib Akhtar has recently been inclined towards religion and has been known to have good ties with Tableghi Jamaats and often takes part in religious gatherings and lectures. For people who have followed him throughout his career this is a pleasant change for back then he had a reputation of being a party man and often accused of allowing a life of glamour to come between him and his career priorities.
Regardless of such accusations, Shoaib Akhtar has achieved many things for his nation and ahs many records. He still remains the fastest bowler in world cricket with his fastest bowl recorded at 161.3 kph. His pace and swing often proved to be a nightmare for opening batsmen taking 247 wickets in ODIs and 178 wickets in Test matches for Pakistan. Shoaib Akhtar has best bowling figures of 6 for 16 and has taken five wicket hauls in many games.