Used to hide my injuries, Pakistan player who didn’t want to lose his place in the team says

Pakistan pace icon Shoaib Akhtar said he used to hide his injuries

Pakistan pace icon Shoaib Akhtar: “I used to hide my injuries. There was fierce competition and the media wouldn’t understand why I didn’t play regularly”

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Pakistan pace great Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he used to hide his injuries as he was afraid of losing his spot in the national team.

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Used to fall asleep in ice baths, Pakistan player who dealt with terrible pain says

Pakistan pace ace Shoaib Akhtar said he used to fall asleep in ice baths

Pakistan pace ace Shoaib Akhtar: “I used to [fall] asleep in an ice bath. There were many times that teammates would wake me up and say, ‘It’s four in the morning, get out and get in the bed’”

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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he used to fall asleep in ice baths and was in terrible pain during his playing days.

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Crawl to the bathroom every morning, Pakistan player who has had over 100 injections in his knees says

Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar said he crawls to the bathroom every morning

Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar: “I literally crawl to the bathroom every morning. Even today, my legs are locked. This is how my career started. The only year pain free was 1999”

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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he lives in so much pain that he has to literally crawl to the bathroom every morning.

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Would have chopped any other batsman’s head off, Pakistan fast bowling king Shoaib Akhtar on furiously fast spell he bowled to hard as nails player

Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar said his furiously fast bowling would have chopped any other batsman's head off except for Ricky Ponting

Shoaib Akhtar: “Had it not been Ricky Ponting … I would have chopped his [the batsman’s] head off because it was furiously fast”

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Recalling a “furiously fast” spell he unleashed in 1999, Pakistan fast bowling king Shoaib Akhtar said if anyone else had been batting other than Australia legend Ricky Ponting, he would have chopped their head off.

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I’m better than you, Pakistan icon Shoaib Akhtar on two players he got into a fight with

Pakistan icon Shoaib Akhtar said he wanted to show Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden that he was better than them

Shoaib Akhtar: “In the 2005 series, me and [Justin] Langer got into a fight. Me and [Matt] Hayden got into a fight. It’s verbal, not physical. I wanted to display my talent [and show] that I am better than you”

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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar recalled how he got into a verbal fight with iconic Australia openers Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

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