Shoaib Akhtar says that “I left county cricket to participate in Kargil War”
Shoaib Akhtar and controversy often go hand in hand. Of late he has had a reputation of making controversial statements and has unfortunately done it again. In a recent interview with a news channel, Shoaib Akhtar stated that he would even eat grass in order to increase the budget of the Pakistan army if required and I left county cricket to participate in Kargil War. Akhtar has stated in many interviews that he’s a very patriotic person and could do anything for his country.
“If Allah ever gives me the authority, I will eat grass myself but I will increase the budget of the army, I left county cricket to participate in Kargil War,” Shoaib Akhtar said. He also spoke about how he left a chance to play County cricket in order to serve his nation. He stated that he had turned out a 175,000 pounds County contract so that he can fight in the Kargil war. “I had a £175,000 County contract with Nottingham. Then in 2002, I had another big contract.
I left both when Kargil happened,” he said. He further added that he had called up his friends and told them that he was ready to fight the Kargil war. “I stood on the outskirts of Lahore. A general asked me what I’m doing there. I said war is about to start and we’ll die together. I left county cricket to participate in Kargil War twice like this and the counties were shocked. I wasn’t concerned about that. I called up my friends in Kashmir and told them I am ready to fight.” This revelation comes as a shock to all the cricket as well as the non-cricket fans.
Shoaib Akhtar has an old relationship with the Pakistan army. He said that he shared a good relationship with many high ranked officers. In his biography ‘Controversially Yours‘, Shoaib Akhtar shed light on the fact that he used to play cricket with army officers inside their military headquarters in Rawalpindi when I left county cricket to participate in Kargil War. Shoaib Akthar is considered as one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket and is one of the greatest players to have ever played for Pakistan. Despite all his achievements, he has been severely criticized for his controversial comments and controversies. He currently has a YouTube channel and often gives his opinions, thoughts and predictions about various topics.