Facts about Wasim Akram You May Don’t Know

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Facts about Wasim Akram You May Don’t Know:

English bridesmaids:

The Cricket World Cup held in Australia in 1992 will be remembered for many things. Apart from the colorful clothes and Martin Crowe antics, the final probably saw Wasim Akram’s best performance. He demolished England in the 1992 World Cup final in Melbourne with two unforgettable balls to Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis, each of which was the definition of unplayable.

Carnival of Lust:

Wasim Akram’s record in terms of bowling in a career spanning almost 20 years is unique. He has 916 wickets to his name which was certainly an illustrious career.

Kiwis run around:

In only his second Test, he took 10 for 128 in Dunedin in 1985. He had an even better performance on the 1994 tour, when he took 11 for 179 in Wellington.

Unaware of payment:

When Akram was packing his bags for the New Zealand tour, he had asked his captain Miandad how much money he should carry. He was not aware of the fact that BCCP was going to pay him to play for the country! This story is mentioned in Osman Samiuddin’s book The Unquiet Ones.

Hat-trick galore:

Akram was one of the most dangerous bowlers of his time. He could control the ball like no one else, bowled at good pace and moved it in abundance. Thus, it is no surprise that he has four hat-tricks at the highest level, two in Tests and two in One Day Internationals (ODIs). His ODI hat-tricks came in 1989 and 1990 in Sharjah. In 1999, he helped Pakistan win the Asian Test Championship by taking two hat-tricks in two consecutive Test matches against Sri Lanka.

Akram’s magic:

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham once said: “The one player who really stood out for me was Wasim Akram. In that tournament we realized what a special talent he is and how much trouble he is going to cause us and the rest of the world in the years to come. What a player he was.”

Mr. Whippy:

Apart from 916 wickets in a career spanning almost 2 decades, Wasim Akram is known for his explosive action. It was this action that allowed him to hide the shine of the ball and achieve the reverse swing that most batsmen feared.

Double trouble:

In the 1990s, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis became the most dangerous bowlers in world cricket. He was the first bowler to introduce the strategy of reverse swing. He was known as Two W and instilled fear in most of the batting line-ups.

Diabetes at young age:

Despite being fit and physically active, Akram was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only 30 years old. He is quoted on the National Health Service website as saying, “I lost eight kilograms in a little over two months, but I put it down to training hard, drinking lots of water and sleeping a lot. I faced West Indies in that situation. My father and my wife insisted that I go to the doctor, who found that my sugar level was very high.” Despite this, Wasim continued playing for Pakistan for the next six years and reached great heights.

Most successful left-arm bowlers in history:

Akram is the only left-arm bowler to take more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. With 502 wickets in ODI matches, he is the most successful left-arm bowler in the history of the game.

Short T20 career:

Akram’s last international appearance was during the 2003 World Cup. He was then playing for Hampshire in county cricket, where he was among the first players to appear in the T20 game. Akram played five T20Is that season and took eight wickets at an average of 15.12. His first T20 wicket was of Matt Prior.


Akram was married to Huma, a psychologist. He had used his expertise to work with some Pakistani players including Akram. He died in Chennai in 2009 when he was being flown from Lahore to Singapore for treatment. However, due to a medical emergency he had to land in Chennai. Sadly, he passed away at Apollo Hospital, Chennai due to multiple organ failure. Akram remarried in 2013 to an Australian girl named Shaniera.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

While Pakistan players are not involved in the Indian Premier League, Akram was the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. He has been working with the franchise since 2010 and was at the helm when they won their titles in 2012 and 2014. Interestingly, Akram missed the 2013 season due to family commitments, the year Kolkata were defending their title for the first time. , The following year, he came back and won the title.

King of Swing:

Some of Wasim Akram’s most famous nicknames include: WAZ, Sultan of Swing, The Two W’s (with Waqar Younis), King of Swing.


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