File photograph of Wasim Akram© Instagram
Pakistan’s endless supply-line of proficient quick bowlers have given world cricket many gems. Some went to turn into legends, whereas others fell by the wayside after displaying preliminary spark. One amongst them who reached nice heights was Wasim Akram. With his left-arm tempo, Akram mesmerised the rival batters. In 104 Tests, he scalped 414 wickets whereas in 356 ODIs, he took 502 wickets. He additionally fashioned a deadly quick bowling pair with Waqar Younis and gave Pakistan cricket a number of memorable moments. After him, a number of quick bowlers impressed for Pakistan, however Akram is upset with one bowler who couldn’t do justice to his expertise.
“Everyone raves about Mohammad Asif. I mean talent wasted no doubt. Whoever I talk to…that kind of bowler I saw after a long time. Jis tareeke se control karta tha ball ko. He could swing both ways. It’s very unfortunate for him and of course for Pakistan too,” Akram mentioned on a present title “To Be Honest 3.0” on YouTube.
“I have not seen him for ages. It’s been 10 years since I came to Karachi, I go to Lahore very less.”
Asif performed solely 23 Tests for Pakistan and took 106 wickets. He additionally performed 38 ODIs and scalped 46 wickets. His profession was, nonetheless, minimize brief after he was charged for spot-fixing throughout a Test match in 2010. Before that, he examined constructive for banned substances too.
When requested by the anchor, if he would admonish him for what he did, Akram replied: “I doubt it. Chota baccha hai, galti ho gayi thi.”
Asif final performed for Pakistan in 2010 and just lately was seen in USA for conducting teaching camps for teenagers.
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