PAKISTAN: Shoaib Akhtar, a well-known Pakistani bowler, announced on Sunday that a film based on his life would be released soon. Akhtar’s YouTube page announced the film’s release date, “Rawalpindi Express – Running Against the Odds.”
On his YouTube channel, the 46-year-old posted a 25-second motion poster. He was dubbed the “Rawalpindi Express” because he used to bowl at some serious pace.
The video revealed that Muhammad Faraz Qaiser will direct the film, which will be released in theatres on November 16, 2023. The motion poster depicted a person running down railroad tracks, and the video clip received 5,000 views in just 20 minutes after it was posted on the video-sharing website.
While the actor who will play Akhtar in the film has yet to be determined, the retired cricketer turned commentator has previously expressed his preference for Salman Khan to play him.
Akhtar made his debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on November 29, 1997. He would go on to cement his legacy as one of the most recognisable bowlers to ever play the gentleman’s game. He was the first bowler to achieve the record-breaking feat of bowling at 100 mph twice.
Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, 163 One-Day Internationals, and 15 T20 Internationals. He took 178 wickets in Test cricket, 247 in 50-over cricket, and 19 in T20 Internationals. After a decorated career, Akhtar retired after the 2011 ODI World Cup.