Pakistan’s greatest-ever cricketer Wasim Akram turns 52

Pakistan’s greatest-ever cricketer Wasim Akram turns 52

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan‘s greatest-ever cricketer Wasim Akram celebrated his 52nd birthday on Monday.

The ‘Sultan of Swing’ claimed 916 wickets during a 19-year international career.

Akram is currently in England as part of the Sky Sports broadcasting team and commentating on the second and final Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley.

All national and international media has praised his cricket career on his birthday.

Indian media including Hindustan times wrote these lines about Waseem Akram's career, "Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, who possessed a rare ability to swing the cricket ball both ways at breakneck speed, was born in Lahore on June 3, 1966. Akram was not about numbers alone. He made bowling look like a form of art. Watching this left-arm speedster run in and bowl those unplayable swinging deliveries with his ball-concealing action was a sight to behold."

Akram made a name for himself as one of the most lethal bowlers to have ever played the game of cricket. With 414 wickets at an average of 23.62 from 104 Tests and 502 scalps from 356 ODIs at an equally impressive average of 23.52, he finished his career as Pakistan’s most successful bowler in both forms of the game.