Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan player and one of the fastest bowlers of his time, Shoaib Akhtar, has named his all-time IPL XI.

Shoaib Akhtar has expressed interest in buying Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars. The former Pakistan pacer, who is known for his unfiltered analysis of the gentlemen’s game, slammed the owners of the franchise and said they are not serious about cricket.

The Lahore-based franchise is owned by a Pakistani businessman, Fawad Rana. Shoaib Akhtar has urged the owners to consider selling the franchise to him. He has also suggested changing the name of the franchise to “Lahore Express” once he becomes the owner of the team.

“I told Rana brothers to sell me your team I’ll rename it as Lahore express and change the management. These owners and management aren’t serious about cricket, they are wasting the Lahore brand,” the 45-year-old was quoted as saying by Crickwick.

Lahore Qalandars, who went all the way to the final of PSL 2020, have failed to qualify for the playoffs of the ongoing edition in the UAE. The franchise has one of the best squads in PSL with the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, and Shaheen Afridi in their ranks. However, they are yet to win a PSL title.

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