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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson said legendary Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar was “so good and so bloody fast”.
Akhtar represented his country in 46 Tests, where he claimed 178 wickets at an average of 25.69.
He also played 163 ODIs and picked up 247 wickets at an average of 24.97.
As for T20 Internationals, the 46-year-old snapped up 19 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 22.73.
The Rawalpindi Express still holds the record for the fastest ball bowled in international cricket at 161.3 kph during his side’s match against England at the 2003 World Cup.
“What a way to spend my 21st birthday! Shoaib Akhtar was so good and so bloody fast!” Watson said on Twitter.