Rawalpindi express gave match winning performance in the Indian premier league in the first edition when many other Pakistani players were also there. He bowled with real pace that could not be played by the top players of the cricket world. Shoaib Akhtar was taken up by the Indian film actor Shah Rukh Khan who was his friend. Shoaib Akhtar did not let him down in the Indian premier league.
Rawalpindi Express has been part of the Indian Premier League in the first edition in which he played his role as the quick fast bowler. In the current ongoing Indian Premier League, he got the chance to do commentary in the matches. In the first edition Shoaib Akhtar gave his brilliant bowling performance when he took four wickets in his spell and got the wickets of all important batsmen of the opposition team.
Shoaib Akhtar was considered as one of the top bowlers in the world at that time along with Brett Lee of Australia. Brett Lee was also very sharp at that moment and used to play for their teams. Shoaib Akhtar showed his selection right when he had got the wickets of four of the important players of Indian premier league. Despite of the fact that it was not a bowling pitch that had swing and bounce, he was able to produce quick fiery spell.
Rawalpindi Express showed his skills both in the swing and the pace throughout his spell. Those four wickets that were taken by him caused the trouble and the opposition lost the match. At the end of the match the fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was hugged and kissed by the owner of the franchise Shah Rukh Khan.
Spell of Rawalpindi Express was liked by so many cricket fans that were sitting in the cricket stadium. India always had capacity crowd in the stadium since people loved to see their cricket fans in the county. Shoaib Akhtar managed to show them the real strength of pace bowling as he took four quick wickets that changed the scenario of the Indian premier League.
Shoaib Akhtar Fiery Spell