Saeed Ajmal gives Shoaib Akhtar a hug during practice, Mohali, March 28, 2011 © AFP

  • Mar 27, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar in action during a warm-up game of football © AFP

  • Mar 26, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar jumps over a hurdle during a training session © Getty Images

  • Mar 26, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar boxes during Pakistan's training session ahead of their semi-final clash with India © Getty Images

  • Mar 22, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar in action during Pakistan's fielding practice © Associated Press

  • Mar 21, 2011

    Labourers erect a giant billboard of Shoaib Akhtar who will retire after the World Cup © AFP

  • Mar 18, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul take a break during practice © AFP

  • Mar 17, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar bowls in the nets © AFP

  • Mar 17, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar smiles while announcing his retirement © AFP

  • Mar 17, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi have a laugh © AFP

  • Mar 17, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar announces that he will retire after the World Cup © AFP

  • Mar 8, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar erupts after Kamran Akmal dropped Ross Taylor behind the stumps © Associated Press

  • Mar 8, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar celebrates the dismissal of Brendon McCullum © AFP

  • Mar 7, 2011

    Can you spot Shoaib Akhtar's head? © AFP

  • Feb 28, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar bowls during Pakistan's training session as Waqar Younis looks on © AFP

  • Feb 26, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar clocks 159 kph on the speed gun © AFP

  • Feb 26, 2011

    Shoaib Akhtar celebrates after picking up the crucial wicket of Mahela Jayawardene © Getty Images

  • Feb 25, 2011

    Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar during a practice session in Colombo © AFP

  • Feb 21, 2011

    Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar and bowling coach Akib Javed have a chat during practice © AFP