religion is minor and his choice - his flip flop and the crazy press statements justifying his current stanceon ICP/IPL is amazing and that people with a vested interest are also swallowing it
Karachi: A renowned Pakistani knee specialist has refused to treat Shoaib Akhtar in a bid to keep his 'reputation intact', a leading Pakistani newspaper Jang reported Monday.
The newspaper quoted a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official on the condition of anonymity claiming the doctor told Shoaib that "I'm regarded among the best surgeons in the country and cannot put my reputation at stake by treating you because your international career is filled with controversies".Shoaib, 33, was asked to undergo a knee surgery by PCB's medical experts. The fast bowler has floating debris in his knee and needs an operation to recover from the injury.
However, Shoaib said earlier this month that he has recovered from the injury without undergoing any operation as doctors have taken out the floating bones from his injured knee with the help of injections.
The fast bowler also expressed his wish to play for Pakistan in the one-day series against Australia in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from April 22-May 7.
However, the national team management is not convinced and wants Shoaib to undergo extensive fitness tests before taking a final decision on his inclusion in the 15-man squad for the series that will include five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 game.
Someone should tell the Doc that Shoaib needs knee surgery not Brain surgery.
Jeez, just treat man and let him play.
Mohammad Asifs Latest Scandal
LAHORE: It seems that Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Asif and controversies are made for each other. Asif, who is already facing a one-year ban from the Indian Premier League (IPL) for failing a drug test, has been accused as ‘home-wrecker’. According to reports, film actor Babrak Shah has alleged that Asif destroyed his happy marital life with TV and film actress Veena Malik. “I was happily married to Veena when Asif ‘interrupted’ my married life by starting wooing Veena and he succeeded,” Babrak has been quoted as saying. Babrak said he had divorced Veena on March 31 in presence of Asif. “Yes I divorced her when I realised that Veena was not mending her ways and started having an affair with Asif,” he added. Asif, who has played 11 Tests and 31 ODIs, is not new to controversies. Ever since making his international debut, highly talented Asif has plunged from one controversy to another that has undermined his career. Last year in June he was detained at the Dubai International Airport for 19 days for carrying a small quantity of opium in his wallet when he was on his way back to Pakistan from Mumbai. The tall speedster was banned, along with fellow pacer Shoaib Akhtar, for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid nandrolone just before the ICC Champions Trophy on October 16, 2006. It resulted in a two-year suspension for Akhtar and a one-year suspension for Asif in November 2006, though they were later acquitted later by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appellate tribunal.
btw poor taste Asif.
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