Shoaib Akhtar announces his biopic ‘Rawalpindi Express’

KARACHI: Pakistan legendary speedster Shoaib Akhtar announced the launch of his biopic ‘Rawalpindi Express – running against the odds’ on Monday.

Akhtar, casually known as ‘Rawalpindi Express’ for his sheering pace and lightning-quick deliveries, forced many batters to fear while taking on him.

The right-arm pacer also holds one of the most iconic records in the history of world cricket as he bowled the fastest delivery in international cricket almost 19 years ago.

Akhtar’s biopic will be the first international film about a Pakistani sports figure, and it will be released on November 16, 2023.

Taking to Twitter, the former speedster made the announcement of the short movie regarding his journey, while sharing the glimpses.

“Beginning of this beautiful journey. Announcing the launch of my story, my life, my Biopic. “RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Running against the odds”,” Akhtar wrote on Twitter.


“You’re in for a ride you’ve never taken before. [The first] foreign film about a Pakistani Sportsman. Controversially yours, Shoaib Akhtar,” he added.

It is apropos to mention here that Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is. He took 444 wickets including 16 five-wicket hauls.

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