Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who is well-known across the globe as "Rawalpindi Express" for his running speed, will no longer be able to run.
Taking to Instagram, the former cricketer revealed that his "running days are over" as he is going for a "total knee replacement in Australia Melbourne very soon."
Akhtar also uploaded a picture of himself along with the news. Within minutes of uploading, the post started getting responses from fans and followers who prayed for his swift recovery and wished him good luck with the surgery.
"Those knees did wonders! May Allah grant you a speedy recovery," one of his fans wrote.
"Really sad but hope for speedy recovery boss," another follower chimed in.
"Really sad for you champ and for your TKR surgery," a third commentator posted, using a crying emoji.