Former Pakistan paceman, Shoaib Akhtar will undergo a major knee replacement surgery in Australia next week that would give him relief permanently from his pain which he bore during his entire bowling career.
The Rawalpindi Express stated he kept playing in immense pain from the start of his career but even then he went on to play for 14 years in the same condition. Akhtar recalled his debut back in 1997 when the doctors told him that he cannot pursue his career for more than two years.
“I had to get my knee drained every single day before a match. You can ask Saqlain [Mushtaq], Azhar Mahmood or Mohammad Wasim who were my roommates. The night before the game I would be at the hospital getting fluids drained from my knee. My mates used to think that I was off to some club when in reality I would be at the hospital getting injected by four syringes,” Akhtar revealed in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.