There was a lot of struggle in my career - Akhtar

Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar has recently revealed his secrets of transforming into one of the greatest bowlers of all time.

The 41 year old speedster went on to describe the struggles of fast bowling, which he feels is way beyond everyone's imagination. He along with Wasim Akram lauded the former Pakistani skipper Imran Khan for his incredible achievements.

“It started with 1992 World Cup after watching your (Wasim Akram) two wickets of Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis, Imran Khan‘s stylish hair after which a dream began followed by struggle. I was always street smart, good in school but was not aware of what do in life. There was a long struggle but I always kept my spirits high and never looked down on myself," he said.

He also portrayed his relationship with another prudent bowler Waqar Younis. He said, "He doesn’t have one finger and I used to keep imitating Waqar and how he used to utilize his finger all the time. Once, while talking to him, I asked him, why you don’t open your hand fully? Waqar replied very gently that there is no little finger in my left-hand. So while copying, I realised, inspiration and heroes are very important. If there are no heroes there wouldn’t be any inspiration. So, in the process of copying, I became a different product."

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