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New Zealand pull out of Pakistan tour minutes before first ODI due to security concerns
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New Zealand pull out of Pakistan tour minutes before first ODI due to security concerns

New Zealand Cricket said they received a security alert from their government and made the decision to cancel the tour moments before the scheduled start of the one-day international series in Rawalpindi. Both teams stayed at their hotel.

Shoaib Akhtar urges Mohammad Amir to show maturity and sort out differences with team management
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Shoaib Akhtar urges Mohammad Amir to show maturity and sort out differences with team management

The left-arm paceman who now only freelances in T20 leagues across the globe has made it clear that he will not make himself available for selection until they are in charge.

Jasprit Bumrah has mastered the art we Pakistanis used to have once, says Shoaib Akhtar
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Jasprit Bumrah has mastered the art we Pakistanis used to have once, says Shoaib Akhtar

Jasprit Bumrah will be the most unusual but great fast bowler if fitness permits, said Shoaib Akhtar.

India vs Australia: Visitors showed how to exhibit character in deep crisis, says Shoaib Akhtar
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India vs Australia: Visitors showed how to exhibit character in deep crisis, says Shoaib Akhtar

After hitting the nadir with 36 all out in Adelaide, the Indian team bounced back magnificently to level the series, beating Australia by eight wickets in the second Test in Melbourne.

India vs Australia: Shoaib Akhtar says tour will be Rohit Sharma’s ‘best chance’ to prove his captaincy
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India vs Australia: Shoaib Akhtar says tour will be Rohit Sharma’s ‘best chance’ to prove his captaincy

Though Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain on paper, Akhtar sees Rohit taking over leadership duties from Kohli following the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar says he's in talks with PCB over chief selector's role
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Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar says he's in talks with PCB over chief selector's role

Akhtar's name has been doing rounds as the PCB is seriously considering relieving head coach, Misbah off his dual responsibility.

'He plays that shot very rarely': Mohammad Kaif recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 WC
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'He plays that shot very rarely': Mohammad Kaif recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic six off Shoaib Akhtar in 2003 WC

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif recalled Sachin Tendulkar's iconic six off Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar during a 2003 World Cup match in Centurion.

'I shouldn’t have done it': Shoaib Akhtar regrets deliberately aiming a beamer at MS Dhoni in 2006
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'I shouldn’t have done it': Shoaib Akhtar regrets deliberately aiming a beamer at MS Dhoni in 2006

Dhoni was in peak form and had already hit Akhtar three boundaries in a single over. The pressure was building up and the fast bowler tried to unsettle him by bowling the beamer.

Firstpost Masterclass: Balance, footwork, mindset, and more, Aakash Chopra explains the technique of batting
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Firstpost Masterclass: Balance, footwork, mindset, and more, Aakash Chopra explains the technique of batting

Head position? Batting stance? Footwork? Dealing with bouncers? Former India batsman Aakash Chopra explains all this and more in this Firstpost Masterclass on batting.

PCB clarifies Tafazzul Rizvi filed defamation case against Shoaib Akhtar in personal capacity, board has nothing to do with it
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PCB clarifies Tafazzul Rizvi filed defamation case against Shoaib Akhtar in personal capacity, board has nothing to do with it

The PCB on Thursday clarified that it has not filed any complaint with the cyber crime unit of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against former pacer Shoaib Akhtar, insisting that the charge was made by its legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi in his individual capacity.

VVS Laxman could not figure out Mohammad Asif's deliveries during India-Pakistan Karachi Test in 2006, recalls Shoaib Akhtar
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VVS Laxman could not figure out Mohammad Asif's deliveries during India-Pakistan Karachi Test in 2006, recalls Shoaib Akhtar

Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar has revealed as to why his teammate Mohammad Asif was able to rattle former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman in the 2006 Karachi Test between India and Pakistan.

Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: Shoaib Akhtar, ICC and others wish legendary cricketer on his special day
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Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: Shoaib Akhtar, ICC and others wish legendary cricketer on his special day

The International Cricket Council (ICC) highlighted all of Akram's achievements in his career wishing the legendary cricketer on his birthday.

'He could read the ball a second faster than others': Shoaib Akhtar recalls being unable to bowl out Inzamam-Ul-Haq at nets
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'He could read the ball a second faster than others': Shoaib Akhtar recalls being unable to bowl out Inzamam-Ul-Haq at nets

Shoaib Akhtar revealed that Inzamam could read the ball a second faster than others. Akhtar said that he could not bowl the former captain out even once in the nets in 10 years.

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar tears into ICC, blames global body for 'successfully finishing cricket' over last 10 years
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Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar tears into ICC, blames global body for 'successfully finishing cricket' over last 10 years

The ICC has "successfully finished" cricket in the last 10 years and brought it down to its knees, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has insisted in a scathing criticism of the sport's global body.

PCB's Tafazzul Rizvi not satisfied with Shoaib Akhtar’s reply to defamation notice, set to drag former Pakistan pacer to court
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PCB's Tafazzul Rizvi not satisfied with Shoaib Akhtar’s reply to defamation notice, set to drag former Pakistan pacer to court

Senior lawyer and PCB's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi on Monday said he will drag Shoaib Akhtar to the court since he is not satisfied with former pacer's response to the defamation notice sent to him.

Kevin Pietersen recalls Shoaib Akhtar’s 'frightening' spell during England’s 2005 tour of Pakistan
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Kevin Pietersen recalls Shoaib Akhtar’s 'frightening' spell during England’s 2005 tour of Pakistan

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he was shocked to see Shoaib Akhtar bowl at an unimaginable pace during the 2005 Test series against Pakistan.

Pakistan's Daniesh Kaneria blames Shahid Afridi's discriminatory behaviour for brief ODI career
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Pakistan's Daniesh Kaneria blames Shahid Afridi's discriminatory behaviour for brief ODI career

Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play Test cricket for Pakistan, said that beyond his religion, it was difficult for him to think about the reason behind Afridi's discriminatory behaviour.

Shoaib Akhtar says ICC has ‘thrown neutrality out of the window’ after being trolled by apex body
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Shoaib Akhtar says ICC has ‘thrown neutrality out of the window’ after being trolled by apex body

The flamboyant Shoaib Akhtar has accused the International Cricket Council of "throwing neutrality out of the window" after being trolled by the apex body for claiming that he can, even now, dismiss Australian run-machine Steve Smith in a jiffy.

Shoaib Akhtar says notice for defamation sent by PCB is 'legally defective, merit-less and misconceived'
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Shoaib Akhtar says notice for defamation sent by PCB is 'legally defective, merit-less and misconceived'

Former Pakistan pace spearhead Shoaib Akhtar has responded to the defamation notice sent to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's legal counsel Tafazzul Rizvi, calling it "legally defective, merit-less and misconceived".

ICC takes subtle dig at Shoaib Akhtar over his tweet aimed at Steve Smith
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ICC takes subtle dig at Shoaib Akhtar over his tweet aimed at Steve Smith

The ICC on Tuesday took a subtle dig at former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar’s claim that even now he can dismiss Australia’s Steve Smith