Sultan of Swing

Wasim Akram was born on June 3, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is an erstwhile Pakistani Cricketer and pioneer of reverse swing bowling. Wasim Akram, the finest fast bowler ever, has headed the cricket team of Pakistan in Test as well as One Day Internationals. He holds world records for taking the most wickets in ODIs.

Wasim Akram started his cricket career by signing a contract with the Lancashire Country Cricket Club in England. While playing for the Lancashire Cricket Club, he became the most successful overseas player and favorite of the local fans who used to sing ‘Wasim for England’ during Lancashire matches. Under the captaincy of Wasim Akram, Lancashire won the ECB trophy and Axa League as well.

Wasim Akram was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. It was during his practice in the under 19 nets when Javed Miandad passed by and was super impressed with his ability to move the ball at such a great speed. Javed Miandad recommended Wasim Akram to be included in a squad of 14 for a three days in a match against New Zealand.

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Sir Donald George “Don” Bradman

Former Australian Cricketer

Sir Ian Terence Botham

Former England Test Cricketer

Mark Taylor

Former Australian Batsman

“Over my 15 or 16 years of playing international cricket in Tests and One Day Internationals, Wasim Akram is definitely the most outstanding bowler I’ve ever faced.”

Brian Lara

Former West Indies Batsman