Wasim Akram is a famous and multi-talented Pakistani Former cricketer and was a captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He was born on 3 June 1966 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is the most one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time and also, the greatest left-arm fast bowler of cricket history.
There is no player in history who has had more wickets in List A cricket than Wasim Akram, and his total of 502 ODI wickets rank second only to Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in the ODI wickets category. One of the founders of reverse swing bowling, he is considered one of the finest exponents of the technique.
Wasim Akram debuted in Test cricket for Pakistan against New Zealand in 1985, and he made his ODI debut against New Zealand in 1984 under Zaheer Abbas’ captaincy. At the 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship, he took five wickets against Australia in his third one-day international.
He was the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders. However, he took a break from the position for IPL 6 and also bowling coach of Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League until he left to join Multan Sultans in August 2017. He was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan on 23 March 2019 in recognition of his lifetime achievements in the field of cricket.
Wasim Akram live in Lahore with his family. Wasim Akram’s father’s name is Chaudhary Muhammed Akram, and His mother’s name is Begum Akram. He has 3 siblings. Two elder brothers Naeem Akram and Nadeem Akram. He has one younger sister, Sofia Akram.
Wasim got married to Huma Mufti in the year 1995. They had two sons before Huma lost her life in 2009 due to the failure of different organs. In the year 2013, Wasim married to Australian girl named Shaniera Thompson, who is now Shaniera Akram. The couple has a daughter named Ayla Akram. He Completes higher education at Government Islamia College Civil Lines Lahore.
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