Cricket / Big disclosure of Wasim Akram, who took 916 wickets, said- this veteran made my career

Zoom News : Nov 29, 2022, 02:07 PM
Wasim Akram: Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has told the biggest hand of a man behind his career. Please tell that Wasim Akram has a record of taking 916 wickets in international cricket. Wasim Akram has made many big revelations in his autobiography Sultan: A Memoir. According to Wasim Akram, Pakistan's legendary cricketer Javed Miandad has a big hand in making his career.

Big disclosure of Wasim Akram who took 916 wickets

Wasim Akram revealed in his book that in the year 1985, Javed Miandad, the then captain of the Pakistan cricket team, had asked the selectors to consider his name, after which his luck opened up a few days later. Akram was an unknown club cricketer at the age of 18 when he was first spotted by Miandad at a trial in Lahore.

This legend made my career

Among 60 other local bowlers, Akram was given the chance to bowl to the then Pakistan captain Miandad, who was at the Gaddafi Stadium for a net session after recovering from injury. Akram's ability to swing the ball and pace attracted Miandad's attention and weeks later, he was given his international debut on Pakistan's tour of New Zealand in 1985, marking the beginning of an illustrious international career.

Javed saw me for the first time and only then recognized me

Wasim Akram told Sen's This Is Your Journey, 'I realized that when Javed saw me for the first time in Lahore, he recognized me. He praised me in front of one of the chief selectors. I thought something could happen if I concentrated.

502 wickets in ODIs

Akram took 502 wickets in 356 ODIs at an average of 23.52 and led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He took 414 wickets in 104 Tests at an average of 23.62 and even captained Pakistan. Now after being praised by Miandad, Akram felt incredibly fortunate that he was spotted and given a chance by the great batsman. If things were not like this, he would not have come into cricket.