Cricketing Legend Shoaib Akhtar to Feature in PUBG Mobile as Playable Character
PUBG Mobile Pakistan has dropped a huge announcement!
PUBG Mobile Pakistan dropped a huge announcement yesterday on 12th August via Instagram, as they revealed that the former legendary Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar will soon be featured in the mobile Battle Royale as a playable character. This comes just days after a teaser was released on 8th August revealing the highly anticipated 'Gully Squad', which consists of Shoaib Akhtar along with three other PUBG Mobile players and influencers - Saad "Ducky Bhai" ur Rehman, Mubeen "Star Anonymous" Ahmed Ansari, and Osama "47 Khalifa" Qayyum. This is huge for the game as the tie between traditional sports and esports has slowly started to grow closer.
Shoaib Akhtar to soon feature in PUBG Mobile as a playable character
Former Pakistani pacer, Shoaib Akhtar who is regarded as the fastest bowler in the history of international cricket has turned his attention towards esports. After being revealed as a member of the 'Gully Squad' alongside popular Pakistani mobile gaming personalities, Akhtar, in a huge move, has also been revealed as an upcoming playable character, just a day before his 46th birthday.
A glimpse of his character shows him in a cricketing getup with a green colored theme, wearing both wicketkeeping gloves and batting pads, while also holding a ball in his hands. The in-game character looks very similar to Akhtar especially with the long hair.
He can be seen running around the battlefield of PUBG Mobile along with his 'Gully Squad' as he takes part in different action scenarios involving gunfights and high speed chases.
However, the release date of the character or how players will be able to get their hands on one has not been officially revealed so far by any of the parties involved.
This announcement comes just a few days after former Sri Lankan cricketer, Russel Arnold also decided to enter mobile esports, stepping in as a mentor for a PUBG Mobile team called Northern Rangers - one of the 12 franchised PUBG Mobile teams that is part of the Singer Esports Premier League 2021 (EPL 2021).