Wasim Akram

Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram

Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.2 : Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram, who has recently been roped in as Sri Lanka's bowling consultant, has insisted that although the Angelo Mathews-led side did not lack in raw pace, there is a need to develop the ability to swing the ball.

Akram's comments came after spending several hours with the national team's main established strike bowlers and promising youngsters in a day-long coaching session at the Sinhalese Sports Club ( SSC) Ground in Colombo.

Following the session, the 50-year-old admitted that Sri Lanka consist of some of the promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin.

Akram, Afridi make it to Ahmed Shehzad's list of favourites

Karachi [Pakistan], Oct.22 : Pakistan's out-of-favour opener Ahmed Shehzad has picked legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram as his all-time favourite cricketer and former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi as his favourite all-rounder.

Shehzad's comments came in his engaging session with fans on micro blogging website Twitter. He revealed his likes and dislikes about various issues, including favourite actor, first crush, favourite football club etc.

When asked about his favourite football club, the 24-year-old replied it to be English club Manchester United, the Dawn reported.

Answering the most debatable question of football arena , that who is his favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, Shahzad weighed in with his opinion for the Real Madrid star striker.

'Shunned' Akram eager to help salvage Pak's WC campaign post debacle against India

Wasim Akram

Johannesburg, Feb 18 - Former Pakistan pace spearhead Wasim Akram has expressed his willingness to help Misbah-ul-Haq's side rescue their World Cup campaign after the team's defeat against India in Adelaide.

India extended their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup to 6-0 after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men claimed a 76-run win over neighbors.

Speaking on a local news channel, Akram said that neither the Pakistan cricket authorities nor anyone in the team had approached him to help or advise them, Sport24 reported.

Expressing his willingness to help Pakistan team, Akram said that he was there in the World Cup and he wanted to go and help their players adjust and do well in the tournament in those conditions, but he couldn't do that without an invitation, the report added.

Akram says he ‘feels’ for Pak ‘spot-fixing’ tainted trio

Akram says he ‘feels’ for Pak ‘spot-fixing’ tainted trioIslamabad, Sept 17: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that he `feels' for the banned tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, as they did not have the ''awareness''.

In February, Salman was banned for ten years with a five-year suspended ban, Asif for seven years with two-year suspended ban and Aamer for five years by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal on spot-fixing charges.

Coaching ‘definitely most difficult facet of cricket’: Wasim Akram

Coaching ‘definitely most difficult facet of cricket’: Wasim AkramIslamabad, Sept 10: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that commentating can be tough, but coaching is definitely the most difficult facet of the game.

"I knew how to play cricket so that was ok, not a problem. Commentating, to start off was tough, it was very difficult. Now I'm really enjoying it as I have got used to it," PakPassion. net quoted Akram, as saying.

ODI series against England “test of character” for India’s Gen-Next batsmen: Akram

ODI series against England “test of character” for India’s Gen-Next batsmen: AkramIslamabad, August 30: The forthcoming one-day series against England will be a "test of character" for India's young batsmen, who must make themselves count since "the golden generation of Indian middle-order batting is drawing to a close", Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram has said.

The five-match one-day series between India and England starts on Saturday at Chester-Le-Street, and Akram sees it as a great opportunity for the young Indian batsmen.

Men in blue miles ahead of Pakistan- Says Akram

Men in blue miles ahead of Pakistan- Says AkramFormer Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that Indian team is much ahead of the Pakistan players. He has said that the men in blue are now a much better unit than that of the Pakistan. They are more confident and much composed.

India had registered an emphatic victory over Pakistan in a group match in the Asia Cup, in the final over of the match. As per Akram, Indians are better prepared to handle the pressure of the high voltage game between the two arch rivals. Akram told this to the media at Islamabad.

What’s cooking between Sushmita and Wasim?

Sushmita-Sen-Wasim-AkramThe news is making ripples that something fishy is going on between former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen (Sush) and ex-Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram.

Sush is dating the cricketer for quite sometime now and the couple made a hot public appearance at a night spot recently.

Currently, Sush has some Bollywood projects with her and Wasim Akram is the official coach of Shah Rukh's IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.

Miandad and Akram turn down offer to coach Pakistan cricket team

Miandad and Akram turn down offer to coach Pakistan cricket teamJaved Miandad and Wasim Akram have both refused the offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board to become the coach of the Pakistan cricket team.

Miandad has cited family problems to not being able to take up the post offered to him by Ijaz Butt, chairman PCB. However, he said on Wednesday that is he is willing to couch for a short while.

17 doctors suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’ leading to Akram’s wife’s death

17 doctors suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’ leading to Akram’s wife’s deathIslamabad, Dec. 11 : The Pakistan Health Ministry has suspended 17 doctors and cancelled their general practice licenses on charges of dereliction of duty leading to former speedster Wasim Akram’s wife, Huma Akram’s death.

“The licences of 17 doctors have been cancelled over negligence in the treatment of Huma Wasim,” The Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the ministry here.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Health.

Pak doctors’ negligence led to Akram’s wife’s death: Inquiry committee report

Pak doctors’ negligence led to Akram’s wife’s death: Inquiry committee reportLahore, Nov. 26 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram’s wife Huma Akram died due to the negligence of Lahore doctors, an inquiry report has revealed. A three member enquiry committee formed following the tragic death of Huma in Chennai last month, in its report, has concluded that doctors in Lahore were unable to diagnose Huma’s problem due to which her condition deteriorated.

Akram's wife was flown abroad 'against doctors advice'

Wasim AkramLahore, Oct 27 : Huma Wasim, the wife of Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, was flown abroad against the advice of physicians treating her at an hospital here, a media report said Tuesday.

"A panel of 10 senior doctors of three private hospitals of Lahore were not in favour of taking Huma abroad (Singapore) keeping in view her serious condition," one of her physicians told the newspaper Dawn Monday.

Huma died Sunday at a Chennai hospital after battling it out for five days. Huma was being taken to Singapore for treatment from her home in Lahore in an air ambulance.    

Akram seeks prayers for bringing up children the way late wife would have wanted

Akram seeks prayers for bringing up children the way late wife would have wantedLahore, Oct 27 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has asked his relatives, fans and family friends to pray for him to be able to bring up his children, the way his late wife would have wished.

While addressing the media after taking his wife, Huma’s body to the graveyard, Akram said: “I would urge the people to pray for me to give me strength and courage to raise our children. I want prayers, so I could carry on with my wife’s dreams to raise our children as she wanted them to be.”

Wasim Akram's wife buried in Lahore

Wasim Akram's wife buried in LahoreKarachi, Oct 26 : Tributes poured in for Wasim Akram's wife, Huma, who was buried in her hometown Lahore Monday. She was 42.

A large number of former Pakistan Test cricketers, senior Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials, dignitaries of the city and Wasim's fans attended the funeral.

Saeed Anwar, a former Pakistan captain and ex-teammate of Wasim, led the funeral prayers. Also in attendance were Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Ijaz Ahmed, Zakir Khan among others.

Wasim Akram’s wife Huma passes away

Chennai, October 25 : Huma wife of former Pakistan cricket skipper Wasim Akram, passed away here on Sunday after suffering multiple organ failure.

On Tuesday, Huma, 42, was admitted to Apollo Hospital here after the air ambulance carrying her to Singapore from Lahore made an emergency landing for refueling at the Chennai International Airport.

According to sources, Huma suffered a cardiac arrest and slipped to emergency condition while on board, following which the Pakistani doctors accompanying her suggested to admit Huma to a hospital.

According to Hospital sources, Huma was put on ventilator support.

Akram says PCB has not approached him for coaching assignment

Akram says PCB has not approached him for coaching assignmentJohannesburg, Oct 2 : Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had not sought his availability before offering him a short coaching assignment to train budding players.

The issue of dispute is over a fast bowler''''s camp that the PCB had recently decided to arrange for budding players with the help of Akram, Waqar Younis and Sarfraz Nawaz.

Akram warns immaturity can cost Pak dear in ‘match of the tournament’

Akram warns immaturity can cost Pak dear in ‘match of the tournament’Johannesburg, Sep. 26 : As the two arch rivals India and Pakistan prepare themselves for the `match of the tournament' in the ICC Champions Trophy, former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has warned his home side against showing immaturity during the game.

Akram pointed out that Pakistan would have to be careful in selecting the final eleven for the match, as the Centurion track would hardly offer any assistance to the bowlers.

Akram says sports science can help pacers last longer

Akram says sports science can help pacers last longerNew Delhi, Aug. 5 : Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has said that the culture of sports science should be inculcated in modern day cricket to help fast bowlers deliver their best for a longer period of time.

“This initiative is special to me for another reason – it also inculcates the culture of sports science in the players at the young age which I believe is critical if one is to consistently deliver at one’s best over a long period of time,” the Daily Times quoted Akram, as saying.

Akram rejects Donald’s theory on legalizing ball tampering

Akram rejects Donald’s theory on legalizing ball tamperingLahore, July 29 : Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram has rejected former South African fast bowler Allan Donald's suggestions of legalizing ball tampering.

Akram said bowlers would not be benefited much if they are allowed to alter the state of the cricket ball during a match.

Akram offers to help Johnson to resurrect his Ashes campaign

Akram offers to help Johnson to resurrect his Ashes campaignAkram offers to help Johnson to resurrect his Ashes campaignMelbourne, July 25 : The greatest left-arm pacer of all time, Wasim Akram, has offered to come to the aid of Mitchell Johnson, as the Australian paceman seeks to resurrect his Ashes campaign.

The Pakistani great, who is based in Manchester, has been watching Johnson's struggles, noting the mechanical problems that contributed to the 27-year-old's wayward spells in the second Test at Lord''s.




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