Facing Wasim Akram, Zaheer Khan tough

Mumbai: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who has amassed more than 20,000 runs in international cricket, today said facing former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram and Indian pacer Zaheer Khan were the toughest. “I think I only faced a few overs of Wasim Akram but that was pretty tough. Zaheer Khan was tough to face,” the […]

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Wasim Akram – An Idol, a Husband and a Single Father

When one hears the name Wasim Akram, only one sentence comes to mind and that is the “Sultan of Swing”. Wasim Akram is seen as the pioneer of reverse swing bowling. Being one of the finest fast bowlers ever produced by Pakistan, he has not only created name for himself in Test and One Day […]

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Why blame the selectors for Yusuf’s IPL failure?

NEW DELHI: Wasim Akram’s assertion that Yusuf Pathan’s poor run in IPL 5 has been caused by his axing from the Indian team post 2011 World Cup is interesting but logic-defying. The Pakistani legend, who is the bowling coach of Team Kolkata for which Yusuf plays in the IPL, feels that the sack led to […]

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Girls still swoon over him and men still envy him (“400 diabetes niye kheley gelo… ki chehara rekhechhey” was one remark about the famous physique t2 overheard at one of his recent appearances in town). Yet, Wasim Akram is as non-starry as non-starry can get. He can walk into an auction house on Park Street […]

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KKR looking to win all the home matches: Akram

KOLKATA: Having won two back-to-back matches, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to continue their momentum and make full use of at least their remaining six matches at home in the ongoing Indian Premier League. The Knight Riders slow bowlers led by left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan made full use of the difficult Eden Gardens track […]

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IPL5: Wasim Akram sees RCB and KKR making qualifiers besides CSK and MI

Wasim Akram, the legendary Pakistani pacer and the bowling consultant of King Khan’s IPL franchise the Kolkata Knight Riders, has tipped KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as one of the top four teams this season, and has predicted them to make it to the IPL qualifiers. Speaking to media reporters on Wednesday, the 45-year-old […]

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Bench strength and fitness levels will be crucial: Akram

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram says fitness and bench strength will hold the key in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, which will see nine teams crisscrossing the country over 54 days and 76 matches. “With all the travel involved and summer upon us, fitness will be the key. Hence bench […]

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Wasim Akram criticises Indian selectors, players

Terming India’s performance since the heady days of World Cup cricket victory in 2011 as a “consistent year of losing”, former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram rapped the team selection and players’ fitness. “It has been a consistent year of losing for Indian cricket,” Akram quipped when a scribe asked his reaction on India’s poor showing […]

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Akram slams selectors and backs KKR’s Gambhir

Kolkata: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram on Monday said that the Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir should win Indian Premier League V (IPL) to prove a point to the Indian selectors who have removed him from the vice-captaincy of the Indian cricket team. Ridiculing the selectors’ decision to drop Gambhir from the Indian […]

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