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Shoaib Akhtar has his ‘hopefully final surgery.’

After a lengthy delay, Pakistan’s famous bowler Shoaib Akhtar is undergoing “hopefully” his final knee surgery in Australia. The world’s fastest bowler, popularly known as the “Rawalpindi Express,” said in December that he had a painkiller injection in his knee because surgery had been postponed for a few months. In a video posted on Twitter,

Akhtar stated that he had five similar surgeries, but that it was all “worth it” because playing for Pakistan as a fast bowler meant a lot to him. “But this is the anguish I have to bear. It will be an eight-hour partial knee replacement operation, and I hope everything goes well. I’m not looking forward to it “he stated, requesting that people pray for him

In reaction, Pakistan’s former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez expressed hope that the ex-pacer recovers swiftly from the surgery, since he will be in discomfort for two to three weeks, according to Akhtar. “Wishing you a speedy recovery and a healthy life, @shoaib100mph,” Hafeez wrote.