Wasim Akram | Brief Biography | Pakistani former cricketer

Wasim Akram, Brief Biography, The Sultan of Swing

Wasim Akram

One name stands out as a representation of skill and decency in the world of cricket, Wasim Akram.
This is the story of a cricket genius who rose from humble beginnings in Pakistan to become one of the best fast bowlers in the history of the game. Cricket Magician and Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram is now an international commentator and coach, one of the all-time legends the world has ever produced.

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Cricket magician and Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram

Early years and Cricket passion

Wasim Akram’s early years
* Wasim Akram was born on 3 June 1966 in Lahore, Pakistan and his passion for cricket started at an early age. He spent countless hours playing in small streets in his early years, honing his skills that eventually made him a household name. 

* Wasim’s skill was not undervalued. His quick rise through the cricket ranks allowed him to earn a spot in the Pakistan national team at the age of 18. His unique swing and dexterity set the stage for a remarkable career.

Full Name:- Chaudhry Wasim Akram Arain
Nickname :- Sultan of Swing
Height:- 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Bowling:- Left-arm fast
Batting:- Left-handed
National side:- Pakistan (1984–2003)


 * Wasim Akram bowled like a showman. He was a global nightmare for batsmen due to his proficiency with both swing and seam. The stadiums were astonished, the batsmen were astonished and the ball seemed to dance to their rhythm.

* Wasim won 17 Man-of-the-Match awards in 104 Tests and 22 Man-of-the match awards in ODIs. He took four hat-tricks in international cricket. Two in ODIs and two in tests. As a result, he shares the record for most international hat-tricks with Lasith Malinga.

* The World Cup win of international cricket that Wasim Akram was most proud of. The cricket world saw Akram’s brilliance in the 1992 World Cup. His all-round performance proved that he can perform well on the big stage and helped Pakistan to victory.

Captaincy Stint

* Akram’s Leadership Journey During his time as captain, Akram demonstrated his leadership qualities. The team thrived under his direction, and he was acknowledged as a player and a strategic leader for steering the team through both victories and disappointments.

* Personal Battles
Throughout his life, Akram had to face challenges on and off the field. He courageously faced everything, from illnesses to personal tragedies that tested his resilience. His ability to make a comeback not only proved what a good cricketer he was but also how strong he was from within.

Last Test:- 8th May 2002 Vs Bangladesh
Last ODI:- 4th March 2003 Vs Zimbabwe

Cricket magician and Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram

Hat-tricks and Award

The Government of Pakistan awarded him the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on March 23, 2019 for his lifetime achievements in the field of cricket. 

Wasim took two hat-tricks in the ODI.

1) Againt West Indies ODI number 570 in Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, 14 October 1989

• Jeff Dujon (b)
• Malcolm Marshall (b)
• Curtly Ambrose (b)

2) Again, Australia, ODI number 631 in Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah, May 4, 1990

• Merv Hughes (b)
• Carl Rackemann (b)
• Terry Alderman (b)

* Akram’s legacy and impact outside cricket: His humanitarian work
His influence extends beyond the game of cricket. His humanitarian activities, which mostly target the healthcare sector, reflect his commitment towards improving society. The cricket hero is now a humanitarian and is using his influence for the benefit of society.

* Coaching and Analysis: Wasim’s second inning : Akram’s cricket career did not end with his retirement. He will continue to be a coach and analyst for the sport he loves. His cricket observations and commentary help cricket fans around the world.

* Wasim Akram’s first wife, Huma, passed away on October 25, 2009, at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. They had two sons from their marriage of 14 years. Tahmoor and Akbar.
Wasim Akram is married to Shaniera in 2013, an Australian, and she is a social worker in Australia. He had his first daughter, Aiyla.
This son, Tahmoor Akram, is an MMA fighter and lives in America.

FAQ

1.Wasim Akram the first player to achieve an important feat in cricket?
Indeed, Akram’s unmatched bowling ability is evident as he was the first man to achieve the unusual milestone of 400 wickets in One Day Internationals.

2. Which honor has Wasim Akram won for his services to cricket?
He has been awarded many honours, including the prestigious Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his extraordinary contribution to cricket.

 3. Did he ever think of making a career apart from cricket?
Although cricket was still his main passion, Akram’s adaptability extended off the field as well, exploring possibilities in coaching and commentary.

4. What is the name of Wasim Akram’s son?
Wasim Akram’s son’s name is Tahmoor Akram. He is an MMA fighter.

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