Shoaib Akhtar resigns as PCB Chairman’s advisor

Shoaib Akhter resigns as PCB Chairman's advisor

Legendary Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday resigned from the post of advisor to the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on cricket affairs.

Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar tweeted on his official Twitter account that he is resigning from the post.

Akhtar was appointed by the former PCB chairman Najam Sethi this year, who has been replaced by Ehsan Mani.

The 43-year-old former fast-bowler served six months as PCB brand ambassador.

Shoaib, who retired after Pakistan’s 2011 World Cup defeat, is well-known for his lethal bowling attack, he was the fastest bowler of his time, with his quickest recorded delivery being 161.4 km an hour.

The lethal pace-man played in 46 tests and 163 one-day internationals and had taken 178 test wickets and 247 one-day international wickets in his glorious career.