Shoaib Akhtar ‘humbled’ after Rawalpindi’s KRL stadium named in former pacer’s honour

KARACHI: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that he was lost for words after Rawalpindi’s ‘historic’ KRL Stadium was renamed in his honour for his services to Pakistan Cricket.

Shoaib Akhtar said he was lost for words after the “historic” KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi was named in his honour. “Humbled and honoured to share that the historic KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi has been renamed as Shoaib Akhtar Stadium,” Shoaib Akhtar tweeted on Saturday. 

The world’s fast bowler said that he is “rarely ever lost for words” but he was today after the change in the stadium’s name. “I truly have no words to thank everyone for the love and respect I have received over the years,” Akhtar added. 

Shoaib Akhtar said he had done his ‘best’ to serve Pakistan with the “utmost dedication and passionate determination”.  He said that he had done so to always keep the country’s “flag high”, adding that he had always worn the Star and Crescent on his chest with pride. 

Akhtar, who was one of the most lethal fast bowlers of his time, battled several injury issues to represent Pakistan in 224 international games. 

Akhtar played 47 Tests, 163 ODIS and 15 T20Is for Pakistan in his career. During his time in international cricket, the pacer took 444 wickets in total.

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