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Shoaib Akhtar shares a message to his fans after undergoing knee surgery

The former cricketer has represented Pakistan in 46 Test matches and 163 ODIs.

Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akthar, who has been in the news lately for asking Mohammad Amir to reconsider his decision to retire from Test cricket, had undergone knee surgery and is now recovering well. He informed about the same to his fans and supporters via Twitter. Akhtar is someone known to openly question the way the current Pakistan team plays, and he has found a lot of following post starting his own YouTube channel, he has made a name for himself post-retirement.

The knee reconstruction surgery that Akhtar went through lasted for about 6-7 hours back and in his own words was painful but not as painful as he had expected. “Rawalpindi Express,” told his fans he is in pain and hoping for a quick recovery.

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“Alright! My operation has been done and it went off quite successfully and I’m recovering. I’m in pain but not in a lot of pain…Anyway, wish me the best…I will recover soon,” Akhtar said in the video.

This is what arguably the fastest bowler ever had to say on Twitter, “For all my fans, my knee operation has been successfully completed in Australia. I have just made a short video for all my loving and caring fans. Remember @shoaib100mph in your prayers. #ShoaibAkhtar#Pakistan.”

This problem has been plaguing him in his playing days as well. One of the factors that can be attributed to his early exit from the international game is because of his weak knee. He had to undergo multiple surgeries to ensure that he remains fit and can bowl at his fastest always.

The knee that had been giving him a lot of troubles even during his playing days finally had to be operated upon as the pain got unbearable. The former cricketer has represented Pakistan in 46 Test matches and 163 ODIs. Many Pakistan cricketers wished him a speedy recovery after the knee surgery and now that he himself had assured his fans that he is on the recovery path, they can breathe a sigh of relief.

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