Shoaib Akhtar Dropped From World Cup?
According to a source, Pakistan’s fast bowler, Shoiab Akhtar, may not be continuing in the ICC World Cup 2011. This would mean that the 35 year old Akhtar has bowled his last ball in the last Pakistan match.
This world cup was announced as Shoaib Akhtar’s last world cup and the last series of his international career. Does this news (rumor) mean that Shoaib’s career is over?
A number of reasons have been cited for this drop: his “poor performance”, “bad form” and the comparatively better performance of Wahab Riaz in the last match. This news has yet to be confirmed by any news source other than the website Sports Encounter. We await to see if it is true or just a stunt for publicity. We hope for the latter.