Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said yesterday that people should read his autobiography first to "understand his remarks" about Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, and added that they are "world-class cricketers."

"I am not here to clarify anything... but facts in my book have been presented in a rather strange manner by the media here," Akhtar said responding to queries about his remarks on Tendulkar and Dravid.

"I request people to read the book to understand my remarks about Sachin and Rahul... what I said, why I said and the manner in which I said. They are all world-class cricketers," Akhtar said.