I am probably the most popular person in Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar


Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said, “I am probably the most popular person in Pakistan, and I have popularity in India too. People know me well.”

The fastest pacer in cricket history told Geo News that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should increase two more teams in the PSL. And if they see that I’m in the auction to buy a franchise, then a team is guaranteed for me.

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Shoaib Akhtar, who played 224 matches combining Test, ODI and Twenty20 matches for Pakistan, added,

“If I am in PSL, it will spread around the world, also investment will come from all over the world.”

Shoaib Akhtar argued that stars like Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had bought him in his team and for this Indian Premier League (IPL) was much popular since its beginning. Even if the stars buy a team in the PSL, then the popularity like IPL.

India have closed the bilateral series against Pakistan since 2009 due to border problems. In this regard, Shoaib Akhtar said, “India is a great country. When I was in the middle of the fans, I never thought that this country wanted any war with Pakistan. But when I go to their TV programs, I think tomorrow is going to war. I have been to many places in India and have seen the country from a lot. India too looks forward to playing with Pakistan.”

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