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Shoaib wants to play international cricket till 2013

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Islamabad:Out-of-favour Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he wants to prolong his international career till 2013 during which he would look to feature in two World Cups.

Speaking to newspersons at the United Nation World Food Programme-organised press conference at the Islamabad Club here, the pacer said that he had set his sights on playing international cricket till the age of 37.

"Considering my fitness and exercise routine I've set the goal of playing international cricket till 2013 including the 2007 and 2011 World Cups," he said.

The 29-year-old enigmatic tearway said he had laid a lot of emphasis on his fitness and devotes four hours daily on fitness work at gym and net practice.

"I want to stay fit even when there is no cricket; I set aside four hours daily for my training which lncludes hitting the gym, bowling in the nets and running. If I stick to this training practice I'm confident that I would be fit enough to play for another eight years," he said.

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