Former Pakistan speed star and Hindi/Urdu commentator Shoaib Akhtar is taking time off from cricket commentary to spend time with his family. Akhtar in a tweet revealed this.
Akhtar was in India during the time of World T20. He was a part of the Star Sports Hindi Commentary. He is known for his tongue in cheek comments. Virender Sehwag is the most vocal critic of Akhtar and banter between the two was in commentary box was the highlight of World T20. Akhtar, after his retirement from the Pakistan national team, followed the path of his fellow former Pakistani cricketer who came to India for employment.
Earlier Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raza joined Star Sports now Akhtar joined the Hindi commentary team of Star Sports.
However, after the recent Lahore Terrorist attack Indian commentator Deep Dasgupta wrote a column on backstage world of Hindi commentators. Deep said Shoaib Akhtar dared to speak something critical in front of Virender Sehwag. But both Sehwag and Akhtar are good friends.
In that column, Deep also penned that after the Lahore blast tears roll down Wasim Akram’s cheek and Akhtar was not fleeing comfortable as he failed to communicate with his family.
Both Akhtar and Akram stay in India most of the time in India during India’s overseas tour and series in India.
Am taking some time from work and really want to spend time with my family ..So am not doing Ipl for this season ..best of luck Sony..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 6, 2016