- Artwork shows two expressions of the legendary fast bowler
- Sketch honours Pakistan’s “Rawalpindi Express”
- Shoaib Akhtar reshares artwork on Twitter, Instagram
- Says “can’t thank you guys enough” for giving “so much time & dedication”
Former right-arm fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar lauded an Indian artist for drawing a hyper-realistic ballpoint sketch of famed former cricketer and commentator, on Monday.
Titled ‘Fast and the Furious,’ the jaw-dropping artwork shared on Twitter and Instagram was made by the New Delhi-based freelance artist Chitrakar Lucky.
The sketch, which honours Pakistan’s “Rawalpindi Express,” shows two expressions of the legendary fast bowler, one in black ink and the other in red — the latter indicative of the cricketer’s passion for cricket.
Responding to Lucky, Shoaib Akhtar re-shared their artwork, saying it was “lovely work”.
“I can’t thank you guys enough who make these illustrations by giving so much time & dedication,” he added.
“Appreciate” the effort, the cricketer added on Instagram.