Hales reveals which Pakistan legend was one of his favourite players growing up

Alex Hales picked Shoaib Akhtar as one of his favourite cricketers growing up Pakistan cricket

Alex Hales picked Shoaib Akhtar as one of his favourite cricketers growing up

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England batsman Alex Hales has revealed that legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar was one of his favourite players growing up.

Along with Akhtar, who is renowned for being one of the most feared and lethal bowlers in the sport, Hales also picked West Indies icon Brian Lara and South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs as his two other favourite players.

In regards to the England cricketers he looked up to as a young boy, Hales chose pace bowler Dominic Cork and batsmen Kevin Pieteren and Graham Thorpe.

Hales made the revelation on Twitter.

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