Shoaib Akthar... the new man-of-contoversy in Pakistan Cricket. Ever since his ouster from the team, he has faced numerous allegations and scandals, possibly to defame him out of cricket! and now Mahesh Bhatt seems to be intrested in the 'Match-Winner', not for a game of cricket but to sign him up in his upcoming film 'Gangster'. Apparently Sanjay Dutt was not available for the role and so our very own 'Meera jee' advocated for Shoaib jee.. rumour has it that Shoaib is willing to sign the film and could be shooting for his first ever Bollywood flick during county cricket season, this summer... as the shooting is planned in europe.
Anyways.. without him, the Pakistani Team seems to be doing rather well, much to his despair though. First they beat India 4-2 (ODI) on their home grounds, and now have crushed the WI 3-0 (ODI) which is the first ever Pakistani win on Windies soil.
While these wins are significant for a young team.. we cannot undermine the need for Shoaib in the team. To win against stronger adversaries like Australia, NZ or Srilanka.. we need him on our side. Unfortunately Pakistan Cricket is as dirty as Pakistan Politics and it seems some people in PCB feel threatened by overwhelmingly popular Shoaib and blame his indiscipline for his suffering. Perhaps Shoaib is a bit arrogant but his cricket is what we should be intrested in, not his personality. As long as he is playing for the team and not for himself! Pakistan Cricket has suffered long enough because of this dirty politics of some commanding-superhero.. like Imran Khan for instance, and the Wars-of-2-W's not so long ago.
So for now the famous Rawalpindi Express is OUT-OF-SERVICE and with no chances of being commissioned soon, there may well be a Bollywood debut this summer.. so keep your fingers crossed everyone.