Wasim Akram – is a former Pakistani international cricketer. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. A left-arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace, and famous for his dangerous new ball & reverse swing, he represented the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket and One Day International (ODI) matches. In October 2013, Wasim Akram was the only Pakistani cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
Cricket pundits also consider him to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest exponent of reverse swing bowling. Wasim Akram was a significant figure in the 1992 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, when Pakistan were crowned champions. In the final, against England, his innings of 33 runs off 19 balls pushed Pakistan to a respectable score. Akram then took three key wickets and with the ball reverse swinging, he produced a memorable spell of bowling. His performances earned him the Man of the Match award for the final.
Wasim Akram retired from international cricket in 2003 and since then he has been active with various media and coaching opportunities around the world with different franchisees. To sum up Wasim Akram is the best left-arm fast bowler of all time, he could make the ball walk and talk like no one else did. An explosive, exciting genius who could change the game with the bat as well.
|Full Name:||Wasim Akram|
|Date of Birth:||June 3, 1966, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan|
|Height:||188 cm cm|
|Major Teams:||Pakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, Pakistan International Airlines, KKR (IPL), Lahore Qalandars (PSL)|
|Position:||Left-hand bat & style Left-arm fast|
Test debut: 25 January 1985 v New Zealand at Auckland
ODI debut: 23 November 1984 v New Zealand at Faisalabad