Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who instilled fear in many batsmen around the world with his lethal pace, is also known for his trademark ‘flying’ celebration post taking a wicket. Shoaib Akhtar is renowned for being one of the fastest bowlers of the world whose lethal pace of bowling was a reason of fear among many batsmen around the world. He had not only bowled batsmen out with his sheer pace but make them leave the field after hitting them with merciless bouncers.

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Akhtar followed every wicket of his with his iconic ‘flying’ celebration which saw him run with his arms up wide like a bird. Akhtar followed every wicket of his with his iconic ‘flying’ celebration which saw him run with his arms up wide like a bird. 6 years after playing his last International game for Pakistan, the rampant fast bowler revealed the reason behind his dramatic celebration.

Taking to social media platform Twitter, the 41-year-old said that he always wanted to be the pilot of a fighter plane. He also stated that his undying love for jets is the reason behind what followed whenever Shoaib got his man.

“The tweet read And this F-16 was better thn All. Celebration after talking wicket bcoz I wanted to be a fighter pilot more I have endless love for jets..”

He happened to recall his style and shared his love for jets with tweeple as he saw three fighter planes flying over his house. Here are the tweets by Shoaib Akhtar that express his fondness for fighter jets:

And this is how Twitterati reacted:

Love from across the border!

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