Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Saturday said he was lost for words after the “historic” KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi was named in his honour. 

“Humbled and honoured to share that the historic KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi has been renamed as Shoaib Akhtar Stadium,” shared the Rawalpindi Express on Twitter. 

The world’s fast bowler said that he is “rarely ever lost for words” but he was today after the change in the stadium’s name.

“I truly have no words to thank everyone for the love and respect I have received over the years,” said Akhtar.