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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s mother passes away

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. -- File photo

ISLAMABAD: Mother of former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has passed away in federal capital, the international star announced late Saturday on Twitter.

According to details, the cricketer’s mother was rushed to the hospital after her health deteriorated, however, she could not survive.

Taking to Twitter, Akhtar said: “My mother, my everything, with the will of Allah taala, has left for heavenly abode.” The funeral prayers will be held in Islamabad’s sector H-8, the pacer said.

 

Akhtar is regarded as one of the fastest and fiercest bowlers in international cricket, as he possesses the record for the fastest delivery bowled in international cricket – 161 kph against New Zealand in 2002.

The former cricketer has represented Pakistan in 224 international matches — 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is.

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