Jagmohan Dalmiya likely saved his career, Tauqir Zia on 160 kph Pakistan speedster

Tauqir Zia said Jagmohan Dalmiya likely saved iconic Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's career

Tauqir Zia: “I would like to add that back in the day Jagmohan Dalmiya played a crucial role for us and had it not been for him, Akhtar probably never would have made a comeback in international cricket”

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Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia said ex-ICC and BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya likely saved Shoaib Akhtar’s career.

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Wouldn’t have scored that many runs against me, 161 kph Pakistan pace terror Shoaib Akhtar on player who bats with pure elegance

Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar said Virat Kohli wouldn't have scored that many runs against him

Shoaib Akhtar: “If I would have played against Virat Kohli then he would not have scored these many runs”

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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar said India batsman Virat Kohli wouldn’t have scored as many runs as he has right now if he had faced his bowling.

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He said I wasn’t fit enough, Pakistan player who has bowled 161 kph before says

Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar said former Kolkata Knight Riders coach John Buchanan said he wasn't fit enough

Pakistan pace great Shoaib Akhtar: “I was serving a ban when I joined the KKR camp and hadn’t played matches. John Buchanan told Sourav Ganguly that he doesn’t think I am fit enough”

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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar recalled the time John Buchanan told Sourav Ganguly that he wasn’t fit enough.

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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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