Pakistan Cricket Board: At this point in Pakistan cricket, maximum headlines are seen regarding Shoaib Akhtar’s announcements. Shoaib Akhtar has now revealed through one of his statements that he was offered the captaincy of the Pakistan cricket team but he did not accept it. Shoaib Akhtar made his international debut in 1997.
One of the most dangerous bowlers in world cricket due to his fast pace, Shoaib Akhtar’s international career does not seem to last long. He played only 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20 Internationals for Pakistan Cricket Team. However, he still holds the record for the fastest ball in international cricket bowled at 161.3 kilometers per hour against England in the 2003 ODI World Cup.
In a statement published by Pakistan Cricket, Shoaib Akhtar said that I was offered the captaincy in the year 2002, but at that time I was not fully fit. In a series of 5 matches, I could only play in 3 matches. If I had played all the matches then my career would have ended in just 1 or 2 years.
All was not well with the PCB at that time
Shoaib Akhtar revealed more in his statement. In this he said that when he had the full support of his fellow players, but all was not well in the PCB at that time. There is no plan on how to handle the players as the management there is not working properly.
On the other hand, Shoaib said that he was not ready both mentally and physically. It is a big responsibility and you have to be completely confident about it first.