LAHORE - Life as an international cricketer seems shrinking for Shoaib Akhtar as some sources in the PCB suggested Thursday that he would watch the final match of the Pakistan and Sri Lanka series from the dressing room. It has also been learnt that though the team management was not interested in his selection, Akhtar did not want to play the final match and the reports suggested that the young pacer Sohail Khan would be striding his chances. Akhtar is weighing his options of skipping the final game after reports suggest that he won't be selected and the luck would be favouring 25-year-old Sohail Khan for the playing eleven. Akhtar has made up his mind after captain Shoaib Malik questioned his commitment to the game. During the first two games his fitness and form seems wanting raising doubt on his selection. But the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has given the entire responsibility of the team selection to the selection committee and the team management. Some say the decision to skip the final ODI has been taken by 34-year-old Shoaib Akhtar himself, who is struggling with the form and fitness. And this has made the task easy for captain and coach Intikhab Alam of choosing the final eleven. "Shoaib Akhtar is not keen to play the last ODI and this was conveyed by him to the assistant coach Aaqib Javed," A source said. "The coach conveyed Shoaib's unwillingness to play the 3rd ODI in the selection committee meeting which will be meeting later," he confirmed. The selection committee, however, retained the same 15-member team for the final match but Akhtar wont make the final eleven,' he added. There are also chances of spinner Saeed Ajmal induction in the playing eleven and that decision would after taken after the team management look at the Gaddafi Stadium wicket. "If you look at his performances and record and matches he has won, there is no question over his effectiveness," Malik said. "But the question is over 100 percent fitness. Cricket has changed and if you aren't 100 percent fit then it is difficult. "Everyone can see what is out there. The ability to bowl ten overs is there but the commitment in fielding that I want wasn't there."Shoaib, who has taken 178 Test wickets from 46 matches besides picking up 220 victims from 140 One-day Internationals, was selected in the elite A-category of the central contracts by the PCB.The team management was confident that he would return to form against Sri Lanka after giving a good showing in domestic matches in recent weeks. But now his future in the Pakistan team looks bleak.