What batsmen say about Wasim Akram?
November 18, 2011
Akram is always praised as a true sportsman admired immensely by his fans and holds a respectable position in the heart of his fellow cricketers. He has managed to be a star for many during his professional career and until date. The fine features of his character have won many hearts during every play. His swing bowling skills are much talked about by cricketers who hold top positions in the world of cricket.
Many bowlers and batsman at several occasions have mentioned Wasim as a legend and a star irreplaceable. It does not only prove the authenticity of Wasim’s unmatchable skills but also describes him as a person. Wasim has remained decisive on and off the field to support his team mates during thick and thin. His polished skills have made him an icon to be remembered throughout history. No other bowler gets appreciation of such level which Wasim has gained with time.
Be it Sachin Tendulkar or Glenn McGrath, the top players of cricket world, have excellent opinion about Wasim as a player. His performance rating in several polls conducted has scored high as compared to others, nationally and internationally. As one of the best fast bowlers Wasim has sustained the prominence to play right with the ball.
Not a single person to be found among cricketers who have doubts about Wasim’s lethal bowling as most of them have confronted him on the field. One of the finest players McGrath uttered few words on passing Wasim’s record that;
“Wasim Akram, to me, is one of the greatest bowlers of all the time. Left- armer, swung it both ways with the new ball and he was so dangerous with the old ball. To go past him is something I will always remember. Probably the other side of the coin is that if you play long enough, you’re going to break records here and there.”
These golden words were marked in the history to understand the value of a distinguished bowler. In his 19 years of career he has given outstanding moments of victory to his nation. As he puts it in his words,
“First of all, convince yourself that you are the best because the rest of your life is going to go proving this to others.”– Wasim Akram, in a T.V commercial.