Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers to play the game of cricket. And for the same reason, the lethal speedster of his era was nicknamed Rawalpindi Express.
The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ used to give nightmares to the batsmen with his phenomenal bowling. Even the top batters faltered when Akhtar used to bowl at his best. During his glorious cricket career, Akhtar produced a plethora of match-defining performances, and interestingly, most of his phenomenal bowling spells came against India.
In fact, the on-field rivalry between Sachin Tendulkar and Shoiab Akhtar used to be one of the best rivalries of all time. The memories of Sachin Tendulkar using Shoaib Akhtar’s speed and smashing him for a six over the third man during the 2003 World Cup are still afresh in everyone’s minds. There have been numerous memorable duels on-field between Shoaib Akhtar and Sachin Tendulkar.
The legendary cricketer is celebrating his birthday today, i.e on 13th August, and fans from around the world are pouring in birthday wishes for him. From cricketers, fans to celebrities, everyone is taking to their Twitter to wish the cricketer on his birthday. Social media has been flooded with amazing birthday wishes and tributes for the legendary cricketer.
Among many, popular Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle also took to his Twitter and wished the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ on his birthday. In his Tweet, Harsha wished Akhtar and hailed Akhtar as one of the great characters of the game. He wrote:
“Happy birthday to @shoaib100mph, one of the great characters of our game. His run-up, or was it take-off, was a sight. Hope you have a lovely year.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Happy birthday to @shoaib100mph, one of the great characters of our game. His run-up, or was it take-off, was a sight. Hope you have a lovely year.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 13, 2021