Controversial former Pakistan pacer and speed sensation Shoaib Akhtar is in the news again. Akhtar, who wants to serve Pakistani cricket, is very much interested in owning a PSL team. The logo of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was recently launched in grand fashion in Lahore. Akhtar, who remains in the news for his outspoken ways recently admitted that it was his ambition to own a team in the PSL.
“Everyone is excited about PSL and so am I,” Akhtar said. “It’s like a gift to the nation; it’s not just the brand of PCB, it’s the brand of Pakistan. I am interested in buying a team in the league and want to serve Pakistan cricket this way by promoting cricketers and making more Shoaib Akhtar who can bowl at 100 mph. My business partner and I are testing the waters; assessing whatever is put on the table and how it suits us,” said Akhtar.
“There are more ways to serve Pakistan cricket than taking a job at the PCB. You all know what kind of person I am. I might be critical at some point but my intentions are always positive and I want things to be right. By buying a team, I can offer the talented boys in my team a platform. I can make an academy and recruit the best possible talent in my team,” said Akhtar.
“I might be very critical of the board on many things, but I only want Pakistan to win. There is a lot of talent in our country, but they need guidance. The PSL is a good initiative and we should support it. This is the product that can help us revive cricket in Pakistan.”