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Shoaib Akhtar shares the news of his successful knee surgery with his fans on Twitter

The fast bowler had to undergo a surgery for both his knees.
Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar (Image source- Twitter)

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar took to Twitter on Sunday to share the news about his successful surgery with his fans. Akhtar had to undergo surgery for both his knees about which he informed yesterday on the social media site. In the video, the cricketer can be seen lying on the hospital bed with both his legs bandaged. He thanked his fans for their prayers and well wishes and informed them about the success of his surgery.

“Alhamdolillah, surgery went well. It will take some time to recover. Need your prayers. A special thanks to @13kamilkhan as well, he’s a true friend who is looking after me here in Melbourne,” Akhtar wrote on the micro-blogging site and shared the video message.

Here is the video

In a video uploaded yesterday, he explained that he would be undergoing a ‘partial knee replacement’ surgery which would be the overall fifth surgery of his life. The former seamer also wished it to be his last.

Akhtar has often revealed in the interviews about his knee problems during his playing days. But the cricketer doesn’t regret any of it as he said that it was all worth it playing for Pakistan and he would love to go through all the pain all over again if he gets another opportunity.

“It was all worth it, playing for Pakistan, really worth it. If I had to go through this pain again for Pakistan. I would love to, I won’t hesitate even for a second,” the 46-year-old said in the video.

Here is the video


Akhtar further said that he will be resting for the coming months as he intends to play with his kids after recovering.

The speedster holds the record for bowling the fastest ball ever in the history of cricket when he clocked 161 kph during a game against England in the world cup 2003. He became the first bowler in history to break the 100mph barrier. The fast bowler rose to the limelight when he bowled star Indian batters Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar off consecutive deliveries during a test match in Kolkata in 1999.

The Rawalpindi Express went on to pick 178 wickets in 46 Tests and 247 wickets in 163 matches in ODIs for Pakistan.

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