Akhtar's career almost over: Wasim

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 11:28 [IST]
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Akhtar's career almost over: Wasim

New Delhi: Pakistan speedster Shoiab Akhtar's international career is 'virtually over' says Pak bowling great Wasim Akram.

Injury prone Akhtar was not included squad for the five-match one-day series in Sri Lanka starting this week as well as the Champions Trophy probables, raising doubts about the future of the former spearhead.

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Reacting to Akthar"s omission from Champions Trophy, Wasim said unless something dramatic happened, Shoaib stood no chance of a comeback to the national team.

"I don't think he has got a chance unless and until some miracles happen," former Pakistan skipper Akram told reporters at a function in New Delhi.

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" Akthar's future is now in the hands of captain Younis Khan and selectiors, but I think he has has fallen out with the selectors and the PCB itself. This board still supported him and he went to Abu Dhabi and played two of the five games before getting injured again. We all saw that."

Akhtar, the fastest bowler on earth at one time, has taken 178 test wickets and 223 ODI wickets but his career has been plagued by fitness issues, disciplinary problems and controversies.


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