Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wasim Akram (The King Of Swing)

The Former Cricketer And Legend Of The World Of Cricket:

Personal Informations:
Full Name:       Chaudhry Wasim Akram Arain
Born:                3 June 1966 (age 46)
                        Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Nick Name:      Sultan of Swing, The Two W's (with Waqar Younis), King Of Swing.
Batting Style:    Left-hand Bat.
Bowling Style:  Left-arm fast.
Role:                All Rounder ( bowler and batsman).

Career Informations:
National Side:   Pakistan.
Test Debut:         25 January 1984 v New Zealand
ODI Debut:        23 November 1984 v New Zealand
Last ODI:          4 March 2003 v Zimbabwe

More Informations:
                                Wasim Akram (Punjabi: وسیم اکرم; born 3 June 1966) is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is a left arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman who represented the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket and One Day International (ODI) matches.

Akram is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket. He holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket with 881 and is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of ODI wickets with 502. He is considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest exponent of reverse swing bowling.

Akram was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 3 June 1966, to a moderately affluent middle-class Arain family. He was educated at Islamia College in Lahore, where he played as an opening bowler and batsman. Like several other Pakistani cricketers during the 1980s, his inclusion into the national side was at the behest of a senior player in the team, which in Akram's case, was Javed Miandad.

At the age of 30, Akram was diagnosed with diabetes. "I remember what a shock it was because I was a healthy sportsman with no history of diabetes in my family, so I didn't expect it at all. It seemed strange that it happened to me when I was 30, but it was a very stressful time and doctors said that can trigger it." Since then he has actively sought to be involved in various awareness campaigns for diabetes.

He married Huma in 1995. They had two sons Tahmoor(1996) and Akbar(2000) from their marriage of fifteen years. Huma died of multiple organ failure at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India on 25 October 2009.

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