‘My story, my life’- Shoaib Akhtar announces his biopic ‘Rawalpindi Express’
The eagerly anticipated movie is set to release on November 16, 2023.
Updated - Jul 25, 2022 1:32 pm
Many sportspersons have got biopics on their names for their outstanding contributions in that field and for inspiring a generation of how one can achieve excellence by overcoming all odds. Even a few cricketers have been privileged enough to have on-screen biopics celebrating their lives and achievements. This list includes Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and most recently Mithali Raj.
Now a biopic is set to be made on yet another cricketer. For a change, he is not an Indian, but a famous cricketer from the neighboring country who was known for his express pace bowling and also had his fair share of controversies during his playing days. The person in the discussion is Shoaib Akhtar.
Akhtar himself has officially confirmed the launch of his biopic which is titled ‘Rawalpindi Express Running against the odds’. The tearaway fast bowler took to his official social media handles to confirm the news.
Shoib Akhtar gears up for his biopic
Taking to social media the pace icon wrote, ” Beginning of this beautiful journey. Announcing the launch of my story, my life, my Biopic, “RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Running against the odds” You’re in for a ride you’ve never taken before. First foreign film about a Pakistani Sportsman. Controversially yours, Shoaib Akhtar”.
In the video that was shared, it was confirmed that the eagerly anticipated movie is set to release on November 16, 2023.
Beginning of this beautiful journey. Announcing the launch of my story, my life, my Biopic,
"RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Running against the odds"
You're in for a ride you've never taken before. First foreign film about a Pakistani Sportsman.
Shoaib Akhtar pic.twitter.com/3tIgBLvTZn
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 24, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar is arguably the fastest bowler to have played the game and was a terror for many batters during the late 90s and early 2000s, having floored the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Gary Kirsten, and Brian Lara with his lethal deliveries. He was a force to reckon with during his international career from 1997 to 2011.
However, frequent injuries and on and off-the-field controversies hampered him from getting his fair share of recognition at the highest level. Meanwhile, his lightning-fast 161.3 kmph that was recorded during a group match against England in the 2003 World Cup at Newlands remains the fastest recorded delivery in international cricket to date.