Shoaib Akhtar is one of the greatest fast bowlers of Pakistan. He is always active. After leaving international cricket, the Rawalpindi Express has been regularly seen on various social media platforms. He never shies away from expressing his opinion.
In a recent YouTube video, he was heard praising former India skipper Sourav Ganguly. The former Pakistan pacer rightly observed that Dada changed the face of Indian cricket. Shoaib termed him as India’s one of the greatest captains. In that YouTube video, he also expressed his love for Bengali people. “After 2000 the Indian team looked unorganized. They lacked energy. But Sourav Ganguly put life to it. It’s his Bengali mindset which worked. There is something special about Bengalis. It (Bangladesh) is one of the finest nations. Be it in Kolkata or Bangladesh, Bengali people are amazing. I am a huge fan of Bengalis”, said Akhtar in the video.
He added, “Sourav is finest in the world when it comes to captaining the side. If he had a few more good bowlers, then the story would have been more different. However, He had a huge contribution in building a team for India.
On MS Dhoni’s retirement
Shoaib Akhtar also praised former India skipper MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. Former Pakistan pacer mentioned that Dhoni is a very humble guy. He is very aggressive on the field. “MS Dhoni is a huge name. He made sure that India not just win at the home ground but on foreign soil as well. He is a match-winner, a match finisher. A great captain. A great guy. These are his qualities. But God knows how many qualities does he have. I thought he will get a good farewell. But I think Dhoni is not interested in these things. Playing for his country must have been his ultimate goal”, Shoaib added in his YouTube video.