The cricketer-turned-Youtuber Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he had broken Yuvraj Singh’s back and Shahid Afridi’s rib. Interestingly, the former Pakistani cricketer had not done all of that intentionally but out of affection. He admitted that when he liked someone he used to throw them, but all was that during his early cricketing days.
While talking at BBC’s Doosra podcast, Shoaib Akhtar said that his way of showing camaraderie during his cricketing days was different from others. He said that he used to cross the line to show affection to his favourites. The Rawalpindi Express went on to say that he was stupid during his younger days and didn’t realise his powers.
“I don’t wrestle, it’s my way of showing my affection to other people and I basically crossed the line. When I like someone, I throw them,” Akhtar said.
“I broke Yuvraj’s back, have previously broken Shahid Afridi’s rib by hugging him, and I made Abdul Razzaq stretch his hamstring a bit too much. So my way of loving people is a bit wild. It was just me being stupid in my younger days but I never realised my own power,” he added.
Shoaib Akhtar’s unpredictable statements:
In the last few days, Shoaib Akhtar had given several controversial statements. He had also rubbed of Virender Sehwag’s sledging story with him, involving Sachin Tendulkar. He responded that Would Sehwag had survived after saying something like that to him? Would he leave him?”
Recently, while talking to a news channel, Akhtar said that he is ready to help the army in any way. The 44-year-old said that he would eat grass to financially support the army. He even said that he would three times increase the budget of the Pakistan army once the Army chief had a meeting with him.