Akhtar visits Liberty to scout talent for Sprite

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Former Pakistan pacer and brand ambassador Sprite visited Liberty to pick cricketers for Sprite Cricket Next 2012, one of its kind sporting event to foster the talent of Pakistani youth. The activity is part of the plan for promoting talented street cricketers. The battle for supremacy between ‘JOSH’ and ‘HOSH’ rages on as the most ‘Josheela’ bowler in cricketing history, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar, faces off the most ‘Hoshyaar’ wicketkeepers of all time, Moin Khan. As part of the on-ground activity, Sprite recently organized trials for the youth at Liberty Market in Lahore. Being the coach of the ‘Josh’ Squad, the world’s fastest bowler, Shoaib Akhtar himself participated in the trials. He easily mingled with the crowd and coached players on how to further improve their bowling. He also scouted players for SCN who will proceed to the next phase of the activity and will get a chance to be a part of Shoaib’s ‘Josh’ Squad. While talking to the media at the event, Shoaib said: “Sprite as a brand realizes the importance of street cricket and has always promoted the sport at its grass root level. Sprite Cricket Next has provided a platform to street cricketers through which they can showcase their talent.”