Said to be one of the finest the world has seen. Wasim Akram truly with his personality, performance and existence dominated the world cricket. Still he is seen involved in the commentary box showing his interest in the game and polishing the upcoming fast bowling breed of Pakistan’s cricket team. But there’s a lot you don’t know about him off the field and that is exactly what we’ve tried to cover.
Real Name: Wasim Akram
Nickname: Waiz and Sultan of Swing
Profession: Former Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach
Height: (in centimeters) 188 cm (in meters) 1.88 m (in Feet Inches) 6’ 2”
Weight: (in Kilograms) 85 kg (in Pounds) 194 lbs
Body Measurements: – Chest: 44 Inches – Waist: 35 Inches – Biceps: 13.5 Inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
International Debut: Test- 25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland
ODI– 23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad
Coach/Mentor: Javed Miandad and Imran Khan
Jersey Number: #3(Pakistan) #3(County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team: Pakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: India
Favorite Ball: Reverse swing
Records (main ones):
– He took 4 hat-tricks in his international cricket career, 2 in Tests and 2 in ODIs.
– He holds the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup (55 in 38 matches).
– He was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets.
– He is the 9 highest wicket-taker in Test matches with 414 wickets, most by any left-arm bowler.
– He holds the record for the highest score by a No. 8 batsman, as he scored 257 not out against Zimbabwe in 1996.
Career Turning Point: His debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984.
Date of Birth: 3 June 1966
Age (as in 2017): 51 Years
Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Gemini
Hometown: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
School: Not Known
College: Islamia College, Lahore
Educational Qualifications: Not Known
Father: Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
Mother: Begum Akram Chaudhry
Hobbies: Listening music
Wasim was involved in a spot fixing case in World Cup 1999.
– Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Javed Miandad
– Bowler: Malcolm Marshall and Imran Khan
Favorite Cricket Ground: MCG in Melbourne
Favorite Food: European and Oriental food
Favorite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Hotel: The Oberoi in New Delhi
Marital Status: Married
-Sushmita Sen (Actress)
-Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
-1st wife- Huma (Psychologist, 1995-2009)
-2nd wife- Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Sons: Tahmoor and Akbar
Net worth: $23 million