Islamabad: Pakistan’s cricket Rawalpindi express Shoaib Akhtar’s mother passed away in Islamabad .
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced the demise of his mother on social media, drawing condolences from the cricketing fraternity including former India spinner Harbhajan Singh who retired from all forms of cricket recently.
Taking to Twitter, Akhtar, regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in international cricket, wrote, “My mother, my everything, with the will of Allah taala, has left for heavenly abode. The funeral prayers will be held in Islamabad’s sector H-8.”
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan took to Twitter to express his condolences. “Just wanted to reach out and let you know that you have my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May she rest in peace. Be strong my brother. Waheguru Mehar kare,” Harbhajan wrote.
The 46-year-old Akhtar possesses the record for the fastest delivery bowled in international cricket