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Waseem Akram

Waseem Akram

The famous cricketer Waseem Akram was born in Pakistan on 3rd June 1966, 44 is his current age Years. His primary education was from Islamia College in Lahore. Waseem Akram was considered an all rounder as he was a Left-Hand Batsman and Left-Arm Fast bowler. In the Test cricket and One Day International matches he represented the Pakistan national cricket team. He is considered as one of the best fastest bowler in the history of cricket.

AFTER WICKET TAKING

He made the world record for most wickets in cricket with the record of 881. Reverse swing bowling was first introduced by him and he is considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest example of it. But this style of bowling faced some criticism by the critics that reverse swing is initially an accusation of ball tampering, even though this skill of the reverse swing delivery has now been acknowledged as a lawful feature of ability in cricket.

CHIEF GUEST

 

Waseem Akram’s later career was also stained with allegation of match fixing by critics, even though these allegations remain unproven. He was the first bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket during the 2003 World Cup. On 30 September 2009, Akram was one of the five new members who were inducted into the ICC cricket Hall of Fame.

 

ENJOYING THE WICKET

Later Waseem Akram was diagnosed with diabetes at the peak of his career, but despite the health failure, he tried his level best to produce fine cricketing performances. Akram married to a beautiful lady named Huma in 1995. From their marriage of fifteen years they had two sons named as Tahmoor in 1996 and Akbar in 2000. His wife died due to the failure of multiple organs at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India on 25 October.

CATCHING PRACTICE

He signed for Lancashire County Cricket Club in England, in 1988.When Zaheer Abbas was the team captain at that time he started his ODI career against New Zealand in Pakistan in 1984. In 1999, he led Pakistan to the edge of victory in the World Cup before they capitulated and in the final they were defeated by Australia, by eight wickets when almost 30overs were standby. He made an outstanding record in Pakistan cricket by winning17 Man-of-the-Match awards in 104 tests. He made 4 hat-tricks in International cricket, two in ODIs and two in Tests; he ended with 22 Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs. He won 199 ODI, 326 wickets were taken by him at under 19 each with a run rate of 3.70 and took 18 four-wicket hauls.

A COMMENTATOR

Akram unexpectedly announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 36 on May 18, 2003, he ended his career which spanned 19 years. After taking retirement from cricket, Akram worked as a commentator for television networks and can now be seen as a sports commentator for ESPN Star Sports, ARY Digital and among others. He did commentary for sporting tournaments including the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia this match was held in Australia, the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England, the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa and among others. He also walked the ramp at the Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2011 this event was organized by Style 360.

Waseem Akram was considered as a bowling all-rounder and a skilled person. Well he proved him self as a cricketer and in all aspects of life.

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