Shoaib Akhtar Says He Was Offered $1 Mil, S-Class Mercedes To Fix Game

Cricket News

Shoaib Akhtar recalls how a bookie had once offered him $1 million, two S-Class Mercedes and an apartment in UK's Fulham to fix a match and how he thrashed him.

Written By Jatin Malu | Mumbai | Updated On:
Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has made yet another startling revelation about match-fixing in cricket. Akhtar recently left many surprised by opening up on the match-fixing culture within Pakistan cricket. In the last couple of decades, Pakistan cricket has been hit numerous times due to the match-fixing scandals.

ALSO, READ | Day-Night Test: List Of Dignitaries Invited For The Historic Event

One of the biggest match-fixing scandals that shook the cricketing community took place in 2010 when three Pakistani players Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and the-then captain Salman Butt were caught in match-fixing. Pakistan were touring England with Shoaib Akhtar also being a part of the team. He recently gave an insight on just how widespread match-fixing was within the team.

While talking to a Pakistani journalist, the Rawalpindi Express revealed that a bookie had once offered him $1 million, two S-Class Mercedes and an apartment in UK's Fulham to fix a match. He added that he closed the door of the room where the bookie approached him and gave him a beating. Akhtar had recently claimed that he was surrounded by match-fixers in Pakistan team.

ALSO, READ | New Zealand Vs England: Nasser Hussain And Simon Doull's Cheeky Banter

I was surrounded by match-fixers: Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar revealed during a talk show that he always believed that he could never cheat Pakistan, no match-fixing but he was surrounded by match-fixers. He said he was playing against 21 players, 11 of the opposition and 10 of his. He added that there was so much match-fixing in Pakistan cricket which he was unaware of and recalled how Asif had once told him about all matches they had fixed and how they managed to do it.

ALSO, READ | Ahmed Shehzad Charged With Ball-tampering, Decision Awaited On Friday

ALSO, READ | UAE's Ghulam Shabber Becomes 5th Player Under ICC ACU's Investigation

Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
DO NOT MISS