Shoaib Akhtar Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More

Shoaib Akhtar

Real NameShoaib Akhtar
NicknameFormer Pakistani Cricketer
ProfessionFormer Pakistani Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weightin Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 2 November 1997 against West Indies in Rawalpindi
ODI- 28 March 1998 against Zimbabwe in Harare
T20- 28 August 2006 against England in Bristol
Jersey Number#14 (Pakistan)
#14 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamRawalpindi, Kolkata Knightriders, Somerset, Durham and Worcestershire
Nature on fieldVery aggressive
Likes to play againstIndia
Favourite BallReverse Swing
Records (main ones)• Fastest speed ever bowled with 160.3 km/hr
• Record in ODIs for remaining not out in 12 successive innings
• Took 178 Test wickets
• Took 247 ODI wickets
Career Turning PointPre-World Cup series against India in 1999
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 August 1975
Age (as in 2017)42 Years
Birth PlaceMorgah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownRawalpindi, Pakistan
SchoolElliot High School, Rawalpindi
CollegeAsghar Mall College, Rawalpindi
Educational QualificationsGraduate
FamilyFather- Mohammad Akhtar
Mother- Hameeda Awan
Brothers- Shahid (Elder), Tahir (Elder), Obaid (Elder) and Late Shoaib
Sisters- Shumaila (Younger)
Shoaib Akhtar with his parents
AddressRawalpindi, Pakistan
HobbiesListening music
Controversies• In 2003, he was caught ball tampering in Sri Lanka, and was later banned on ball tampering charges.
• He was suspended for hitting his teammate Mohammad Asif with a bat after Shahid Afridi and Asif made fun of his expense after a bad day in the field.
• He wrote negative remarks about Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in his book "Controversially Yours."
• In 2008, he was banned for 5 years for violating the players' code of conduct.
• When he was invited at "Comedy Nights with Kapil" show alongside Harbhajan Singh, he made fun off a former PCB head and the state of national cricket.
• After a verbal abuse against Paul Adams at Lahore, he was banned for one Test and two ODIs.
Shoaib Akhtar ball tampering
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Brain Lara, Ricky Ponting, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Rahul Dravid
Bowler: Waqar Younis and Imran Khan
Favourite Cricket GroundMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Favourite FoodAloo-Keema
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan
Favourite ActressSonali Bendre
Favourite FilmGladiator
Favourite Musician Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
Favourite ColorBlack and Blue
Favourite PerfumeHugo Boss
Favourite DestinationSpain and County Londonderry in Ireland
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsKajal Aggarwal (Actress)
Meera (Actress)
Kajal Aggarwal   Meera
WifeRubab Khan
Shoaib Akhtar with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- N/A
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth$6 million

Shoaib Akhtar

Some lesser known facts about Shoaib Akhtar

  • Does Shoaib Akhtar smoke?: No
  • Does Shoaib Akhtar alcohol?: Yes
  • His childhood was very difficult as his family had so poor economical conditions that once their roof collapsed one night and they struggled to protect themselves from rain.
  • He bowled the fastest ball in cricket history with 161.3 km/hr or 100.2 mile/hr, against England in World Cup 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa.


  • His childhood was very difficult as his family had  poor economical conditions and remember feeling cold and bewildered — roofs were not supposed to fall, they were supposed to protect us!” The roof did collapse one night, leaving the family taking desperate measures to protect themselves from rain.
  • He was offered the role in film “Gangster” by Mahesh Bhatt, but the PCB didn’t allowed him.
  • He was a fine sprinter in his school days and used to run the 100-meter races.
  • He underwent a tough bowling training, such as he used to throw bricks on the mountains near his home and use to bowl using rocks picked up off the ground.
  • He considers Mohammad Zahid of Pakistan as the fastest bowler he ever saw.
  • He was first noticed by Isthaq Shah, the President of Rawalpindi Real Cricket association of the 90s. He was so impressed with his bowling that he offered him to play in a Test match against New-Zealand.
  • Apart from cricket he likes Snooker and Football.
  • He was so scared of Sachin’s hammering at 2003 World Cup that he asked the captain Waqar Younis to take him off the attack.
  • Throughout his cricket career of 18 years, he faced pain in his knees.