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`I was dropped because of injury' - Shoaib Akthar

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http://www.thehindu.com/2007/04/18/stories/2007041804742100.htm `I was dropped because of injury' Karachi: Controversial Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar insisted he was dropped from Pakistan's World Cup team due to injury and not because he had flunked a private dope test in London. Akhtar and his new ball partner Mohammad Asif were ruled out of the World Cup on the day the Pakistan squad was due to fly to the West Indies for the tournament. The Pakistan Cricket Board said they had fitness problems but speculations have persisted that both had failed private dope tests for which they had gone to London. Akhtar, however, vehemently denied the allegations. ``I was dropped from the team because of my injury. We underwent no private dope tests,'' he insisted. Akhtar, who is training under Mudassar Nazar, the chief coach at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, said that he had given himself four months to recover from a knee injury. ``I have a great equation with Mudassar who has worked with me before and understands me as a person and bowler. I have given myself four months to get back into action probably in the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa,'' Akhtar said. ``After the disappointment of not being there for the team in the World Cup, my main target now is to be fighting fit for our tour of India in November this year. I missed the last tour there in 2005 because of fitness problems. I want to play in India and deliver something,'' he said. To prove a point Akhtar said he was keen to prove to everyone that he was not a spent force and was happy working with Mudassar. ? PTI

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Re: `I was dropped because of injury' - Shoaib Akthar I'm sure he should be thanking his stars. If he were present in WI he would have been a prime suspect in the Woolmer murder considering his altercations with Bob in the past.

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Re: `I was dropped because of injury' - Shoaib Akthar ^^ :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: But like he always does would have gotten away citing hyper extension as an excuse :hic: The guy is too much of a simpleton to plan & execute a murder. But with the Jamaican cops investigating, u never know, he could still be in trouble.

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Re: `I was dropped because of injury' - Shoaib Akthar CHEATER CHEATER ON THE WALL YOU CAN DOPE BUT YOU CAN'T BALL INJURIES ARE EXCUSES WE WILL SAY CHEATING IS THE PAKI WAY Everyone........ Cheater Cheater on the wall...................

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Re: `I was dropped because of injury' - Shoaib Akthar I believe you Shoaib, I believe ya Don't mind these Indians, they don't know what a drug injury is

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