Wasim Akram

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Wasim Akram said : “The culture of fame in South Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to 10 parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me,” External link

news18 Monday, January 16, 2023 10:17:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram noted : “My only criticism of Saeed is that with his talent he should have been Pakistan's Brian Lara - he was casual about his fitness, a reluctant worker, and a shallow thinker about the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 9, 2023 12:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says : “During the break, I was approached by the match referee with Sunil Gavaskar. 'Wasim, we think you should recall Sachin,' said Sunny. People will love you in India. Sunny knew how partisan the Kolkata crowd could be - he had once refused to play a Test there because he had been so badly barracked the previous time,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:11:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : "In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, 'oh, he is a match fixer', not knowing what it was," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 21, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : “In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, ‘oh, he is a match fixer’, not knowing what it was. I have passed that stage in my life where I have to worry about people,” External link

news18 Monday, November 21, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : "In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, 'oh, he is a match fixer', not knowing what it was," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 21, 2022 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram commented : "I am extremely happy to be the brand ambassador of the LPL third edition. This tournament is unearthing some good cricket players in Sri Lanka and we saw the proof of it when the team won the Asia Cup this year. I have seen the last two editions of this tournament and the quality of cricket was top-notch. I am sure that players will maintain it in the forthcoming edition of LPL as well," "I have always loved coming to Sri Lanka. People of this country have always welcomed me with open arms and I am really excited to get there for the upcoming season of the LPL, especially after the way this country and its people have overcome the tough times recently. The upcoming edition of the tournament will also put a smile back on the faces of the people of this great country. I am sure it will be a huge success," External link

irishsun Friday, November 18, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Adil Rashid ) : “Sensational final. We made mistakes but we fought well but the two overs which Shaheen could not bowl made a difference. Nawaz did not bowl even one over. We saw how Adil Rashid was turning the ball and what magnificent bowling the boy has done. He has been phenomenal in white ball cricket,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 13, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It’s the 7th time he (Shaheen) has taken a wicket in the first over of an innings. The most by any Pakistan fast bowler. That’s incredible. That’s why he is so important to this format. He just turns the game around in the first over itself,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Look, (if) I was in place of Babar Azam I would stop the guy making videos because at times some very personal things are said and done and can be embarrassing if leaked out," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Look I was in place of Babar Azam I would stop the guy making videos because at times some very personal things are said and done and can be embarrassing if leaked out,” External link

news18 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram responded : "I have been washing clothes for the last 10 years. Now, I am 56 years old. I can confirm that the clothes do get clean. Ariel. Ariel," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Instead of sulking as he got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah, telling himself I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder on the Indian side,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, November 8, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "Bangladesh have to blame themselves. They should. If I was a captain of Bangladesh team or the coach of Bangladesh team, I will make sure these guys will see psychologists. Because at one stage, Shanto was on 54 and things were going well then. They were 73 for 2 and I thought they'll get to 160. But then Shanto stepped out and played a weird shot off Iftikhar and was bowled. If you had kept on taking singles, the score would have reached 155 comfortably," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 7, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "If I was Babar, I would get hold of that guy who is making a video. Sometimes, certain things are personal. I am all for social media, players interacting with their fans and everything. But I have not seen any other team do it in this World Cup? So yeah, the urge to get extra numbers (followers, likes), cut it down. This is too much," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 7, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think he’s come from a different planet. He is totally different from anybody else. The amount of runs he has scored…he’s just a treat to watch and not just against Zimbabwe, against the top bowling attacks in the world,” External link

news18 Monday, November 7, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "There is a question from Aslam in India, what's the cricket history of Fakhar-e-Alam. And put that he has put this face," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Instead of making a face, I got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah. I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder in the Indian side," External link

dnaindia Friday, November 4, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I suppose, they are big boys. They know what they are doing. Agar main unko advise du... main toh usually advise dene ke haq me nahi hota kyunki hamaare clutre me advise leke har koi ghoomta rehta hai. Aap maango nahi fir bhi advise de denge, Twitter pe de denge. They're big boys, they know what they are doing, I just want them to be positive whenever they can. That's it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 4, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says : “It was tough to revisit those moments in my life – the betrayal, the tragedies – but the reason for doing the book wasn’t money,” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram replies : “I think I was the only cricketer who wasn’t friendly with these guys,” “After Imran Khan and Javed Miandad retired, there was no one left to control the dressing room. It was so self-destructive. Imagine me playing with people who did that to me? There was just so much distrust. The cricket board should have been stronger, with strong managers and coaches” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram writes : “In all my terms of captaincy, virtually every deputy I had was concealing a dagger,” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Instead of making a face, I got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah. I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder in the Indian side," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 4, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote ( about Imran Khan ) : “Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad. Our prayers are with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity,” External link

india Thursday, November 3, 2022 11:41:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Imran Khan ) : "Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad . Our prayers with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity" External link

themirror Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “He's got 9 wickets in the tournament, so far. The most in Super 12. Uska talent maine aur Waqar ne toh Asia Cup me hi dekh liya tha. Jiss tareeke se vo ball ko swing karta hai, naya ball dono taraf. He's got a bright future, sensible bowler hai, yorker achha karta hai aur slow ball bhi achhi hai. Do wickets jo usne liye hai, usne match ka paasa palat diya. (Waqar and I saw his talent in the Asia Cup. He can swing the ball both ways. He's got a bright future, he's sensible, can bowl yorkers and slow ball. The two wickets he took changed the course of the game),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad . Our prayers with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “That's his opinion. Gautam Gambhir himself being a successful captain in IPL (Indian Premier League). Winning twice with KKR. One of the top players of his time, everybody is, I suppose has a right to give their opinion. And that's his opinion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Huma's last selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug problem," External link

afp-en Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "I liked to indulge myself; I liked to party. The culture of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to ten parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me. My devices turned into vices. Worst of all, I developed a dependence on cocaine. It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function," External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 30, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "I liked to indulge myself; I liked to party. The culture of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to ten parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me. My devices turned into vices. Worst of all, I developed a dependence on cocaine. It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function," External link

irishsun Sunday, October 30, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function,” “Huma, I know, was often lonely at this time, she would talk of her desire to move to Karachi, to be nearer her parents and siblings. I was reluctant. Why? Partly because I liked going to Karachi on my own, pretending it was work when it was actually about partying, often for days at a time,” External link

india Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Huma’s last selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug problem,” “That way of life was over, and I have never looked back” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, October 29, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I requested him once or twice nicely, that please come down at number 3, we’ll try something different. Let (Martin) Guptill bat at the top, seeing he is an opener. And he (Babar) said I would not go down. If your captain plays for himself and is insecure, the team will suffer,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Bohot time hai aapke paas. This happened during a series. As an ex-cricketer and commentator, jab mere se pucha jaata hai ki aap apni XI banaayein, this is the last thing I want to do. It's so boring. Toh mujhe vo team dete hain, main kehta hu haan ye hi theek hai,” “You think main vahan baithkar poori kitaabein nikaalkar likhta hu? No, I don't” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 29, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Shoaib Malik ) : “I will go to any extent in selecting the team who can win you the World Cup. If I want Shoaib Malik in the middle-order, I will make sure that I convey that to the chairman of selectors otherwise I will say I am not captaining the side if I don’t get my side,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Babar has to be more intelligent. This is not a gully cricket team where anybody comes into the team on the basis of preferences. I am just saying what I am hearing. If I was the selector, I would have kept Malik in the middle order on the very first day. It’s Australia, it’s not Sharjah, Dubai, or Pakistan that there will be dead wickets,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram stated ( about Mohammad Rizwan ) : “Try to get your rhythm and bowl length deliveries and try to move the ball from that length. See the delivery that got Rizwan out. It got big on him from a length. That’s the pace and bounce which we talk about on Australian pitches,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram Said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Haris had all the experience. But when there was pressure on Pakistan as well as India in the 16th over to 19th over, both the fast bowlers went for slower deliveries. Instead of trying back of length to the Indian batsman, which was troubling both of them, they tried 11 slower ones during that period. When you aim to take wickets, you can’t rely too much on slower ones. Both the sixes by Virat Kohli were hit on slower balls,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:25:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Aliens do walk among us, he’s one of the best I’ve seen among the modern greats,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The ball seemed to dip but it’s kind of touch and go. To the naked eye, it did not seem like a no-ball but in slow-motion, it does seem like it dipped … Any batsman will turn and ask for no ball. That’s not his [Kohli]s] fault. Such a big game. You have the technology. Use it. Why flare up things unnecessarily?” External link

news18 Monday, October 24, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Aliens do walk among us, he’s one of the best I’ve seen among the modern greats,” External link

wsau Monday, October 24, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The ball seemed to dip but its kind of touch and go. To the naked eye, it did not seem like a no-ball but in slow-motion, it does seem like it dipped … Any batsman will turn and ask for no ball. That’s not his [Kohli]s] fault. Such a big game. You have technology. Use it. Why flare up things unnecessarily?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 24, 2022 6:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Naseem Shah. And the two spinners. There has been talk about using four seamers with one less batsmen but I suppose three fast bowlers are enough at MCG,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 22, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “This is something new, something exciting, something useful. As a bowler, you can gauge how the ball will swing or react on a certain pitch, but with this technology you, again as a bowler, can go back after the game and assess the actual data and understand how to start (the next game). As a commentator I’ll be able to see the swing, the pace off the pitch, from the air and how much it spins, that’s something new and will be a lot of help” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “You can't just stand up and say we are not travelling. Jabki award kiya hai poore council ne Pakistan ko Asia Cup . (Pakistan were awarded the Asia Cup) That's not fair,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "This is something new, something exciting, something useful. As a bowler, you can gauge how the ball will swing or react on a certain pitch, but with this technology you, again as a bowler, can go back after the game and assess the actual data and understand how to start (the next game)." External link

irishsun Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Main tum logon ko thanda kar hi du (I should finally cool you guys down). I have so many words for this young generation... never ever listen to rumours. Okay? You guys weren't even born when it happened. It's embarrassing when a Pakistani has a go at me,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I got injured during the game against New Zealand. I got 34 runs. I went for a sweep shot, the fine leg was up, and I got my muscle pulled. That takes six weeks (to recover). The reason hamne press ko nahi bataaya, ki India ko confidence naa mile ki inka main player nahi khel raha (The reason we didn't tell the press was because India would have gained confidence if they knew I wasn't playing),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Morning me Waqar ne dekha.. sabne dekha ki mujhe two pain-killer injections lagaaye. But they didn't work. Agar vo match main injured khel jaata, unhone meri mitti aur paleet karni thi. Baaki kya chhole bhechne gaye the, ki agar Wasim Akram nahi khela toh Pakistan match haar gaya? I was injured! (Waqar saw, everyone saw in the morning that I received two pain-killer injections but they didn't work. If I had played with injury, I would have been criticised even more. And even if I wasn't there, there were other players too. What was this logic that we lost because I didn't play? I was injured!),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Kolkata Knight ) : "He is a very dangerous player, he is a 360 player. I saw him first time when he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders. I spent two years with him. I was amazed that the KKR let him go. He was young, he was 19 or 20 then, imagine, he would have been the (KKR) captain by now," External link

siliconindia Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "You see that guy? Umran Malik... he is quick. India took him to Ireland and he got hammered. It happens in T20, but you got to stick with him. If I were in think tank, then I will have him in the squad all the time. The more he plays, the better he will become. Experience in Twenty20 matters a lot," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Unfortunately, Twenty20 format is not for bowlers. The format is the need of the hour, it is entertaining and it's picked up worldwide. Bowlers should understand that they will be hammered once in a while, which they do now," "Flat decks become one-dimensional. The pitches in Dubai offered a bit for the bowlers and once it is set then the next day it is better for batters. That should be the future of the format" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "India have Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he is good with the new ball, but with that pace, if the ball is not swinging, he will probably struggle there. But he is a very good bowler no doubt, swings both ways, has the yorker. But you need pace in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "India have a good batting line-up. But they still haven't named Bumrah's replacement. Pakistan, their middle-order is struggling. If the middle-order clicks, Pakistan have a very good bowling attack and one of the best opening pairs. So if they can control the middle-order, they have a chance," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Iftikhar Ahmad ) : "I read Iftikhar's statement where he said that 'Pitches in Australia have bounce so it will be easier for him. Maybe his technique is such, maybe not. But whatever he scored, that was 3-4 years ago. So that he was named the Player of the Match and Player of the Series in Australia, that was 4 years ago man. This is a different ball game, a World Cup. You won't be up against one team but a lot of them. For his confidence, he sure does warrant a place in the Playing XI. He will give you a few overs and he can of course bat," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 3, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram asked ( about Ben Duckett ) : “Ben Duckett bowler ko, especially spinners ko set hone deta hi nahi. Vo har jagah shots maarta hai. Agar main Pakistan ke against khelu, toh mujhe pata hoga inhone kidhar shots maarni hain. Vo versatile nahi hain. Koi koshish bhi nahi karta. 360 is too much to ask, 180 hi kar lein. Ye practice karte ho aap, aur agar karte ho toh imply kyun nahi karte? (Ben Duckett doesn't let the spinners settle. He hits everywhere. If I play against Pakistan, I would know which batsman would target which area. They aren't as versatile. They don't even try. I'm not asking them to be a 360-degree player, at least try 180. Do you practice such shots? And if you do, why aren't they implying?)” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 1, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Haris' wicket-taking ability impresses me. And he enjoys those pressure moments. When he gets smashed for runs, he comes back with the same speed rather than panicking. That I think is the secret of his success. In Karachi, he bowled a yorker, conceded just 5 runs and picked up two wickets. What a match-winning over that was. We are all proud of Haris and I think he is one of the best bowlers in T20 cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 30, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “What I love about him is his follow-through. The way he bends down, puts all the pressure on his front leg. A very clean action, that's very important. His front-arm is high, he gets the out-swing because of that,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo (Come at me), then I can reply back,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “What a player. What an innings he played (against Sri Lanka), no doubt. But I think this performance from India will affect his performance. If you’re losing just before the World Cup which is just around the corner, that does make a difference to your captain,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : “Opening partnership… yes, they played beautifully but the middle order has to perform as well once the openers get out. And that’s what didn’t happen. Although they reached almost 170-odd (against Sri Lanka), if they get partnerships going as they did against Pakistan, India should get 190 every game,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo, then I can reply back. I have a very simple theory. If somebody is rude to me, I will be 10 times ruder. If someone will like me or send me a funny message or has a good sense of humour, I will be exactly the same. Having a go at a young kid, your own kid, doesn't make any sense. I am all for fans and their opinions, but unless and until you haven't played professional cricket, you don't know what type of pressures players are going through on and off the field," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "What a player. What an innings he played (against Sri Lanka), no doubt. But I think this performance from India will affect his performance. If you're losing just before the World Cup which is just around the corner, that does make a difference to your captain," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : "Opening partnership... yes, they played beautifully but the middle order has to perform as well once the openers get out. And that's what didn't happen. Although they reached almost 170-odd (against Sri Lanka), if they get partnerships going like they did against Pakistan, India should get 190 every game," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can't have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about William Hussey ) : “The UAE has become a cricket destination, not just for us Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans, but also for England, South Africa, all the county teams – they’ve all come to this country,” “I’ve been coming here since 1985 and look at Dubai now and where it is today. And the same goes for cricket: the Sharjah stadium has transformed, and of course there’s Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the Sevens, ICC… The UAE is truly a cricket hub” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 16, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Shahid Afridi ) : “If this is true, this is really shocking. He is one of our top players, he is box-office. If does not look after this kid, and if this is true (what Shahid Afridi said), then it is unfair. He should have straightaway been sent to the best knee surgeon in the world. But he is looking after all this himself, I am still shocked about it,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 16, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo, then I can reply back. I have a very simple theory. If somebody is rude to me, I will be 10 times ruder. If someone will like me or send me a funny message or has a good sense of humour, I will be exactly the same. Having a go at a young kid, your own kid, doesn't make any sense. I am all for fans and their opinions, but unless and until you haven't played professional cricket, you don't know what type of pressures players are going through on and off the field," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It's only a game. I saw on social media that a lot of people were having a go at Arshdeep. Their own people... that's what baffles me. Since dropping that catch in the World Cup last year, every day he trends. These guys read social media. He is a young guy, who is going to play for India for next 10-15 year, and he bowled a brilliant last over. I dropped catches under pressure in crucial games. But you have to move on as a nation," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Nothing is going through my head," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That's why I am saying, Sanjay, all yours," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "Winning isn't everything, it`s the only thing. That was the mantra of this amazing Sri Lankan team so congratulations... better team won (the trophy) in the end," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 12, 2022 12:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "At the beginning of the tournament, I had said that the openers won't mess up but struggle in games like these. That's exactly what happened today," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 12, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "But still, the exciting and young Sri Lankan team cannot be underestimated," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 11, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I think he'll do well in the final," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 11, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “The performance of the Pakistan team has been fabulous in this Asia Cup. However, in the game against Sri Lanka, the intent was missing in their batting. The bowling was decent though. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes. But still, I think, Pakistan are the favourite in the finals. But the exciting and young Sri Lanka team cannot be taken easy,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 11, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Pakistan cricket lovers have been saying that our middle order is a bit inexperienced, and it was exposed in the last Super 4 game after Rizwan got out. But it will be a good wicket in the final, hopefully, they come back stronger,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 11, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “The performance of the Pakistan team has been fabulous in this Asia Cup. However, in the game against Sri Lanka, the intent was missing in their batting. The bowling was decent though. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes. But still, I think, Pakistan are the favourite in the finals. But the exciting and young Sri Lanka team cannot be taken easy,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram concluded ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar is one of the best players in the world and needs just one good innings. He struggled a bit because he might be worried about the lack of runs. But the good thing is, he has spent time on the crease and for any great player, that matters as well. I think he’ll do well in the final,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I haven't been to Bangladesh in 20 years so I don't remember a lot of the people I met. " External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram : “Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That’s why I am saying, Sanjay all yours” External link

news18 Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That's why I am saying, Sanjay all yours" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Especially, Gauti, at that stage of the game, there was no need to play that shot. I know he plays that shot in Test cricket, I know he is one of the top players in world cricket but in this stage of the game, that shot wasn't required," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 5, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “Mujhe ye ladka bada pasand hai (I like Hardik Pandya a lot), especially in the T20I format. Because he is a proper all-rounder. Like Pakistan have Shadab Khan. Talking about Hardik, he has pace (clocks 140 kmph) and he is also an electrifying fielder. When it comes to his batting, he is fearless. I hope I am wrong, but Pakistan need to get out of a losing mindset. Maybe it is because of us as we make memes on social media. That's not fair,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Being a Pakistan, I want Pakistan to win but Team India is coming to the match after a win. Team India is high on confidence after their recent successes. They also have Ravindra Jadeja injured, he has returned home. Axar Patel has replaced him. Jadeja was the main player of the Indian team. He and Pandya won the match for India last time. India also promoted Jadeja at the time. That's why Pakistan need to take a few risks while playing T20I cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Rizwan going not out for me was a big no-no. If you are there, try to hit a couple of boundaries, get out, get fresh legs in there. You have Asif, Ittikhar, Nawaz, Shadab.. you bat till no. 8-9. What's the point in this format going not out on 75 off 57 deliveries?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Not the best strike-rate, I must say. He's an experienced campaigner, he really is. But in this format, if you see the strike-rate of the top players in the world, it has to be, in my opinion, more than 130. Ideally, in this format," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 3, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Not the best strike-rate I must say. He's an experienced campaigner. He really is, but this this format, if you see the strike-rate of the top players of the world, it has to be in my opinion, more than 130. Ideally, in this format," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 2, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I like this T20 type of pitch. I enjoyed watching bowlers bowl bouncers and getting wickets, on both sides. It was a good cricketing game that went down to the wire till the last over. Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can’t have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Mohammed Nawaz ) : “He is a very clever bowler, Nawaz. He had just bowled the straighter one and got the inside edge. Well done India. They won the game. Congratulations. But I was impressed by Pakistan’s bowler. Dahani, playing his 3rd or 4th game, Naseem Shah, 20-21 years old playing his first game, Haris Rauf has been consistent for Pakistan and every bowler tried their heart out. You can see that the future is bright for Pakistan as far as fast bowling is concerned,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It's India vs Pakistan match. You don't want to risk it, you would want to play 20 overs and get the target. Have positive approach, sure, but also assess the situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “That's what I've been hearing ever since I came here. ‘The Indian mindset has changed’ and the ‘captain doesn’t want someone to get 60 off 50 deliveries, he wants them to get 50 off 25'. But then, it depends on the situations,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I like this T20 type of pitch. I enjoyed watching bowlers bowl bouncers and getting wickets, both sides. It was a good cricketing game that went down to the wire till the last over. Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can't have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Mohammad Nawaz ) : "He is a very clever bowler, Nawaz. He had just bowled the straighter one, got the inside edge. Well done India. They won the game. Congratulations. But I was impressed by Pakistan's bowler. Dahani, playing his 3rd or 4th game, Naseem Shah, 20-21 years-old playing his first game, Haris Rauf has been consistent for Pakistan and every bowler tried their heart out. You can see that the future is bright for Pakistan as far as fast bowling is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I agree with him. That is a big call. He is one of the most phenomenal players, a modern top player. The way he bats, he is the future of Indian cricket. He is the future. Obviously, the World Cup is coming up but they have different planning," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Mohinder Amarnath ) : “The wicket was turning so much that in the second innings, I was only bowling leg-breaks with the new ball. And I even picked two wickets, Srikkanth and Mohinder Amarnath!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 26, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram recalled : “tum ro kyun rahe ho bhai? (Why are you crying?)” External link

news18 Friday, August 26, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years. They’ve been consistent, and I think the win against India, although that was a year ago during the World Cup, gave them a bit of confidence that they can compete with India day in, day out,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, August 25, 2022 2:50:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "First of all, let me start off by saying that from the last year or so... whatever I've been seeing on social media from Indian fans, against Virat Kohli, the press, or fans... they are all having a go at him unnecessarily. He is only 33. He is one of the greatest of all times, and not just the modern era," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 24, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Pakistan will miss Shaheen Afridi. He is important because he takes wickets with the new ball. In this format, everyone says that if you have to restrict the opposition, you have to get wickets with the new ball. That's what he does, he attacks the stumps. He has been consistent across formats, he has been the main bowler for Pakistan,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years. They’ve been consistent, and I think the win against India, although that was a year ago during the World Cup, gave them a bit of confidence that they can compete with India day in, day out,” External link

dawn Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It will be the best Asia Cup ever in my opinion. Earlier, there used to be India Pakistan and Sri Lanka but now all teams are dangerous including Afghanistan and Bangladesh," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The only thing I’m worried about is the middle order,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “He is very consistent and is Pakistan’s main bowler across all formats. There was huge criticism in the think-tank when he did not take a break and his load management wasn’t being done. But he is only 22 and he has got a knee injury,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “I never got a knee injury as a fast bowler, but those who have got have said which takes time to heal and you always fear in the back of your mind that it might come back. Because if it is your front leg, the landing leg, as a bowler, then it will not be 100% fine and can’t bowl really well,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "And since he has made it to the Indian squad, he has been a treat to watch. I think he is a very dangerous player against either spin or fast bowlers once he sets in and he is actually 360-degree player who can play either this side, that side… the lap shot, towards cow corner, equally good against spinners," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:28:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It will be the best Asia Cup ever in my opinion. Earlier there used to be India Pakistan and Sri Lanka but now all teams are dangerous including Afghanistan and Bangladesh," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “At times the fans’ reaction is intolerable,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 12, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “India playing Pakistan involves the sentiments of millions,” External link

dawn Friday, August 12, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “At times the fans’ reaction is intolerable,” External link

dawn Friday, August 12, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram explique : "Un match entre l'Inde et le Pakistan touche les sentiments de millions de personnes" External link

afp-fr Friday, August 12, 2022 7:15:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "India playing Pakistan involves the sentiments of millions," External link

tuko Friday, August 12, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "At times the fans' reaction is intolerable," External link

tuko Friday, August 12, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Even as a commentator… one-day cricket is just a drag now, especially after T20. I can imagine as a player. 50 overs, 50 overs, then you have to pre-game, post-game, the lunch game,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think so. In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa — (with) one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums. They are doing it just for the sake of doing it,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Even as a commentator… one-day cricket is just a drag now, especially after T20. I can imagine as a player. 50 overs, 50 overs, then you have to pre-game, post-game, the lunch game,” External link

news18 Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think so.In England you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa — (with) one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums. They are doing it just for the sake of doing it” External link

news18 Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are doing it just for the sake of doing it. After the first 10 overs, it’s just ‘OK, just go a run a ball, get a boundary, four fielders in and you get to 200, 220 in 40 overs’ and then have a go in the last 10 overs. Another 100. It’s kind of run-of-the-mill,” External link

india Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The cricket authorities should consider ending the 50-over matches. As a commentator, I find one-day cricket too long” “I think so. In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and South Africa, you are not going to fill the stadiums during one-day cricket matches,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "T20 is kind of easier, four hours the game is over. In the leagues all around the world, there is a lot more money -- I suppose this is part and parcel of modern cricket. T20 or Test cricket. One-day cricket is kind of dying" External link

news18 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are doing it just for the sake of doing it. After the first 10 overs, it’s just ‘OK, just go a run a ball, get a boundary, four fielders in and you get to 200, 220 in 40 overs’ and then have a go in the last 10 overs. Another 100. It’s kind of run-of-the-mill,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I saw Naseem’s bowling in the last overs. Obviously, he is young and has played less cricket. But, I want to advise him on something really important. When you bowl a bouncer to a set batsman, especially in Sri Lankan conditions, you must aim 12-18 inches behind the normal mark. It gives you more height and creates chances of a top edge. Rest is fine. Naseem you’re doing great, keep it up, buddy,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, July 18, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “My good friend, Shazzy. It was your last tournament as coach and I think you’ve done wonders in the last three years,” “We spoke about him before. I think he was brilliant as far as man management was concerned. At that level, you don’t need too much coaching, you need management and Ravi was good at it. I wish him all the luck and I am sure, he will do wonders in commentary. He was missed” External link

expressindia Monday, June 27, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "We had our differences. When you are 23-24 years old, it happens. But there was always healthy competition between us. We never used to think bad about each other. We wouldn't want the other to not pick wickets. In fact, if one used to pick five wickets, the other would say 'I too would want to get five'. And that happened too (against New Zealand). So there always was a healthy rivalry, but our moods would remain on and off. Sometimes it also happened because of teammates. Sometimes they would praise one, other times the other," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 27, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "One time, our great batsman was batting in Sydney. He was batting on 100 and I was batting with him. So, then I saw Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were abusing him in that Australian accent. I can't say it on live TV. I told my partner 'Listen, you know what they are saying, right?’ He said 'Paaji, I can’t understand a thing they're saying'. Later, I told the Australians, guys, if you are going to abuse anyone, make sure you do in a language that the person understands," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "As a fast bowler, I was always very confident. I have been smashed too, by Viv Richards, Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar on his day, Brian Lara on his day, Ricky Ponting… but I never backed down. I played a pretty top quality of cricket throughout," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I would have had a lot of confidence. If he came to bat at 3 or 4, it means two wickets down. If he is new to the crease, then I would attack. Will make the ball pitch on middle stump, and swing it away, or towards him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Javed bhai picked me. Then once I came into the team, I met Imran Khan, that was in Australia in 1985," "I was bowling in the net, and that is where he saw me. He got impressed and then when I played a 3-day match against New Zealand, that was my first FC match. I couldn't sleep the night. In the first innings itself, he was very relaxed" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : “Sorry @Athersmike we might get older, but some things will stay the same!” External link

expressindia Monday, June 20, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram says ( about Hasan Ali ) : “I have one request. Please stop criticizing Hasan Ali. Please. He is our kid. If we don't give him confidence, who will?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 10, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Earlier, we used to see a lot of cases of reptiles being trafficked into India but that would never be from the port of exit to the port of entry, there would be multiple entry points, so it would be very difficult to track the source of origin,” “It happens that a species may be native of Africa. They end up trafficking it first to a place like Indonesia, and from there they send it to India” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It’s certainly an extreme form of cruelty,” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “When you introduce a species which is not native to that area, it can be a threat to the native species,” “You can end up introducing a new virus, new infection” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are trying to regularize and regulate this particular field,” “I won’t be surprised if a formal declaration is made very soon” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram stated : “I applaud Graana.com for featuring some of the most prominent names in the real estate sector on one platform,” “This large gathering is an attestation to the fact that the real estate sector’s shift to transparency is already in motion in Pakistan. Plus, it is not immune to rapid technology adoption now either, as was once commonly believed” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 9, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : “The smugglers, the guys driving a truck or jeep, or pulling cages off a boat, are unlikely to know who the end buyer is,” “These networks are very deep, and expensive. It’s a multimillion-dollar industry that is running underground, so you can imagine the levels of secrecy. They do not use normal communications, they use the darknet , coded terms and no one really knows who’s working for whom” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on, if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on, if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers” External link

india Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "Hahahahahah love these commentators best ever" External link

themirror Friday, April 1, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Sir ) : "Hello Sir @ivivianrichards. Is this the delivery you talked about? Whatever this was, you were and always will be the greatest" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : “Thanks buddy, wouldn’t have been possible without you at the other end,” External link

geo-tv Monday, February 21, 2022 12:40:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I feel privileged to have received this great honour from Sir Vivian Richards, one of the most iconic figures in cricket, and at a venue that remained my home ground during my playing career" External link

dawn Sunday, February 20, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Australia coming to Pakistan after 24 years is an achievement for the Pakistan Cricket Board. This series will have a huge impact on our cricket as it will improve our players' approach and mindset. For the next generation of cricketers, this will be an opportunity to fall in love with this sport and get motivated to scale greater heights in their careers," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Things have changed in Pakistan since 1998 and I think the pitches will be better, which will make Test cricket interesting viewing. I believe our cricket team will improve after playing Australia as the players will assess and understand their strengths and weakness, and will work on them and be better trained and prepared for the home Tests against England and New Zealand, which will be played in the last quarter of the year," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Australia coming to Pakistan after 24 years is an achievement for the Pakistan Cricket Board. This series will have a huge impact on our cricket as it will improve our players' approach and mindset. For the next generation of cricketers, this will be an opportunity to fall in love with this sport and get motivated to scale greater heights in their careers," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Things have changed in Pakistan since 1998 and I think the pitches will be better, which will make Test cricket interesting viewing. I believe our cricket team will improve after playing Australia as the players will assess and understand their strengths and weakness, and will work on them and be better trained and prepared for the home Tests against England and New Zealand, which will be played in the last quarter of the year," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “We come here for a stroll regularly and I see a lot of garbage [on the beach],” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT



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manager1.09%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
captain57.07%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
king0.54%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
coach4.35%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
director1.09%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
islamabad united director0.54%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
ambassador of psl0.54%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
ambassador0.54%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
admiral3.26%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
predecessor3.26%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
star cricketer1.63%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
commander0.54%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
advisor1.09%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
rival1.09%EN07/28/201628/07/2016
head0.54%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
dengue programme head0.54%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
chief0.54%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
star1.09%EN06/08/201608/06/2016
former cricketer1.09%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
former captain of pakistan2.17%EN05/01/201401/05/2014
consultant1.63%EN11/07/201307/11/2013
former captain3.26%EN12/20/201220/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Wasim AkramEN77.79%
Wasim AkramEU6.66%
Wasim AkramFR6.66%
Wasim AkramDE6.66%
Waseem AkramEN1.82%
وسيم أكرمAR0.35%
WASIM AKRAMEN0.09%


 
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Sachin Tendulkar added ( about Wasim Akram ) : “His run-up was natural unlike other bowlers. He was never bound to count his steps,” “Wasim Akram used to do effective bowling with any start; when I faced him for the first time, it was a completely new and unique experience. I remember every match played against him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, January 13, 2023 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jos Buttler said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “I think he would take being compared to Wasim Akram, that is a pretty good rap,” External link

thenational Sunday, November 13, 2022 5:23:00 PM EAT

Salman Butt said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “Wasim bhai is our legend. Who are we to say anything to him. I respect his opinion, but he also has 500 wickets in ODIs only. The two deliveries he bowled in the World Cup that everyone remembers.. you won't see them in T20s. There's not enough time in that format. He was the man of the match in World Cup final,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 24, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Viv Richards told ( about Wasim Akram ) : "One of the quickest deliveries I have ever, ever encountered, and I believe there was someone upstairs looking after me. I had some hair left then, somewhat of a mini-Afro and this one went by so quickly, I could hear it hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves and I said, 'Wow, wow.' Wasim was a young man, coming on to the scene, and I was heading towards the exit door so I was glad that while he was coming then, I was going," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Viv Richards mentioned ( about Wasim Akram ) : "I can remember also that I did say to the individuals, the batsmen in the West Indies team at the time, I said, 'Hey man, good luck to you guys, having to encounter that guy on a regular basis man.' Wasim, he was very, very special. Up to this day, I still see that particular delivery. I have nightmares about it every now and again," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Viv Richards told ( about Wasim Akram ) : "One of the quickest deliveries I have ever, ever encountered, and I believe there was someone upstairs looking after me. I had some hair left then, somewhat of a mini-Afro and this one went by so quickly, I could hear it hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves and I said, 'Wow, wow.' Wasim was a young man, coming on to the scene, and I was heading towards the exit door so I was glad that while he was coming then, I was going," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sachin Tendulkar said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “I would have continued batting the same way,” “In the 1999 World Cup match against Pakistan, Wasim Akram was bowling the 47th over with a slip. Would you see something like that in today’s cricket? No chance” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:22:00 AM EAT

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Wasim Akram said : “The culture of fame in South Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to 10 parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me,” External link

news18 Monday, January 16, 2023 10:17:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram noted : “My only criticism of Saeed is that with his talent he should have been Pakistan's Brian Lara - he was casual about his fitness, a reluctant worker, and a shallow thinker about the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 9, 2023 12:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says : “During the break, I was approached by the match referee with Sunil Gavaskar. 'Wasim, we think you should recall Sachin,' said Sunny. People will love you in India. Sunny knew how partisan the Kolkata crowd could be - he had once refused to play a Test there because he had been so badly barracked the previous time,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:11:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : "In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, 'oh, he is a match fixer', not knowing what it was," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 21, 2022 9:53:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : “In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, ‘oh, he is a match fixer’, not knowing what it was. I have passed that stage in my life where I have to worry about people,” External link

news18 Monday, November 21, 2022 11:24:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Wide World ) : "In Australia, England, West Indies and India, when they talk about the World XI, when they talk about the best bowler in the world, my name pops up but in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, every comment they send, they say, 'oh, he is a match fixer', not knowing what it was," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 21, 2022 11:05:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram commented : "I am extremely happy to be the brand ambassador of the LPL third edition. This tournament is unearthing some good cricket players in Sri Lanka and we saw the proof of it when the team won the Asia Cup this year. I have seen the last two editions of this tournament and the quality of cricket was top-notch. I am sure that players will maintain it in the forthcoming edition of LPL as well," "I have always loved coming to Sri Lanka. People of this country have always welcomed me with open arms and I am really excited to get there for the upcoming season of the LPL, especially after the way this country and its people have overcome the tough times recently. The upcoming edition of the tournament will also put a smile back on the faces of the people of this great country. I am sure it will be a huge success," External link

irishsun Friday, November 18, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Adil Rashid ) : “Sensational final. We made mistakes but we fought well but the two overs which Shaheen could not bowl made a difference. Nawaz did not bowl even one over. We saw how Adil Rashid was turning the ball and what magnificent bowling the boy has done. He has been phenomenal in white ball cricket,” External link

expressindia Sunday, November 13, 2022 9:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It’s the 7th time he (Shaheen) has taken a wicket in the first over of an innings. The most by any Pakistan fast bowler. That’s incredible. That’s why he is so important to this format. He just turns the game around in the first over itself,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Look, (if) I was in place of Babar Azam I would stop the guy making videos because at times some very personal things are said and done and can be embarrassing if leaked out," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Look I was in place of Babar Azam I would stop the guy making videos because at times some very personal things are said and done and can be embarrassing if leaked out,” External link

news18 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram responded : "I have been washing clothes for the last 10 years. Now, I am 56 years old. I can confirm that the clothes do get clean. Ariel. Ariel," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Instead of sulking as he got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah, telling himself I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder on the Indian side,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, November 8, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "Bangladesh have to blame themselves. They should. If I was a captain of Bangladesh team or the coach of Bangladesh team, I will make sure these guys will see psychologists. Because at one stage, Shanto was on 54 and things were going well then. They were 73 for 2 and I thought they'll get to 160. But then Shanto stepped out and played a weird shot off Iftikhar and was bowled. If you had kept on taking singles, the score would have reached 155 comfortably," External link

dnaindia Monday, November 7, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "If I was Babar, I would get hold of that guy who is making a video. Sometimes, certain things are personal. I am all for social media, players interacting with their fans and everything. But I have not seen any other team do it in this World Cup? So yeah, the urge to get extra numbers (followers, likes), cut it down. This is too much," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, November 7, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think he’s come from a different planet. He is totally different from anybody else. The amount of runs he has scored…he’s just a treat to watch and not just against Zimbabwe, against the top bowling attacks in the world,” External link

news18 Monday, November 7, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "There is a question from Aslam in India, what's the cricket history of Fakhar-e-Alam. And put that he has put this face," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Instead of making a face, I got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah. I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder in the Indian side," External link

dnaindia Friday, November 4, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I suppose, they are big boys. They know what they are doing. Agar main unko advise du... main toh usually advise dene ke haq me nahi hota kyunki hamaare clutre me advise leke har koi ghoomta rehta hai. Aap maango nahi fir bhi advise de denge, Twitter pe de denge. They're big boys, they know what they are doing, I just want them to be positive whenever they can. That's it,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 4, 2022 5:45:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says : “It was tough to revisit those moments in my life – the betrayal, the tragedies – but the reason for doing the book wasn’t money,” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram replies : “I think I was the only cricketer who wasn’t friendly with these guys,” “After Imran Khan and Javed Miandad retired, there was no one left to control the dressing room. It was so self-destructive. Imagine me playing with people who did that to me? There was just so much distrust. The cricket board should have been stronger, with strong managers and coaches” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram writes : “In all my terms of captaincy, virtually every deputy I had was concealing a dagger,” External link

guardian Friday, November 4, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Instead of making a face, I got dropped as a captain and blah blah blah. I will just stand quietly at short fine-leg but he said no I got dropped as a captain, fine! I will play as a batter and also be the best fielder in the Indian side," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, November 4, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote ( about Imran Khan ) : “Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad. Our prayers are with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity,” External link

india Thursday, November 3, 2022 11:41:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Imran Khan ) : "Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad . Our prayers with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity" External link

themirror Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “He's got 9 wickets in the tournament, so far. The most in Super 12. Uska talent maine aur Waqar ne toh Asia Cup me hi dekh liya tha. Jiss tareeke se vo ball ko swing karta hai, naya ball dono taraf. He's got a bright future, sensible bowler hai, yorker achha karta hai aur slow ball bhi achhi hai. Do wickets jo usne liye hai, usne match ka paasa palat diya. (Waqar and I saw his talent in the Asia Cup. He can swing the ball both ways. He's got a bright future, he's sensible, can bowl yorkers and slow ball. The two wickets he took changed the course of the game),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Imran Khan ) : "Deeply disturbed about the events unfolding in Wazirabad . Our prayers with Imran BHAI and everyone there. We as a country must come together and not allow anyone to distort our national unity," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Gautam Gambhir ) : “That's his opinion. Gautam Gambhir himself being a successful captain in IPL (Indian Premier League). Winning twice with KKR. One of the top players of his time, everybody is, I suppose has a right to give their opinion. And that's his opinion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 2, 2022 11:07:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Huma's last selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug problem," External link

afp-en Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "I liked to indulge myself; I liked to party. The culture of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to ten parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me. My devices turned into vices. Worst of all, I developed a dependence on cocaine. It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function," External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 30, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "I liked to indulge myself; I liked to party. The culture of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to ten parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me. My devices turned into vices. Worst of all, I developed a dependence on cocaine. It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function," External link

irishsun Sunday, October 30, 2022 6:57:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function,” “Huma, I know, was often lonely at this time, she would talk of her desire to move to Karachi, to be nearer her parents and siblings. I was reluctant. Why? Partly because I liked going to Karachi on my own, pretending it was work when it was actually about partying, often for days at a time,” External link

india Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Huma’s last selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug problem,” “That way of life was over, and I have never looked back” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, October 29, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I requested him once or twice nicely, that please come down at number 3, we’ll try something different. Let (Martin) Guptill bat at the top, seeing he is an opener. And he (Babar) said I would not go down. If your captain plays for himself and is insecure, the team will suffer,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Bohot time hai aapke paas. This happened during a series. As an ex-cricketer and commentator, jab mere se pucha jaata hai ki aap apni XI banaayein, this is the last thing I want to do. It's so boring. Toh mujhe vo team dete hain, main kehta hu haan ye hi theek hai,” “You think main vahan baithkar poori kitaabein nikaalkar likhta hu? No, I don't” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 29, 2022 5:39:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Shoaib Malik ) : “I will go to any extent in selecting the team who can win you the World Cup. If I want Shoaib Malik in the middle-order, I will make sure that I convey that to the chairman of selectors otherwise I will say I am not captaining the side if I don’t get my side,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Babar has to be more intelligent. This is not a gully cricket team where anybody comes into the team on the basis of preferences. I am just saying what I am hearing. If I was the selector, I would have kept Malik in the middle order on the very first day. It’s Australia, it’s not Sharjah, Dubai, or Pakistan that there will be dead wickets,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram stated ( about Mohammad Rizwan ) : “Try to get your rhythm and bowl length deliveries and try to move the ball from that length. See the delivery that got Rizwan out. It got big on him from a length. That’s the pace and bounce which we talk about on Australian pitches,” External link

news18 Friday, October 28, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram Said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Haris had all the experience. But when there was pressure on Pakistan as well as India in the 16th over to 19th over, both the fast bowlers went for slower deliveries. Instead of trying back of length to the Indian batsman, which was troubling both of them, they tried 11 slower ones during that period. When you aim to take wickets, you can’t rely too much on slower ones. Both the sixes by Virat Kohli were hit on slower balls,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:25:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Aliens do walk among us, he’s one of the best I’ve seen among the modern greats,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The ball seemed to dip but it’s kind of touch and go. To the naked eye, it did not seem like a no-ball but in slow-motion, it does seem like it dipped … Any batsman will turn and ask for no ball. That’s not his [Kohli]s] fault. Such a big game. You have the technology. Use it. Why flare up things unnecessarily?” External link

news18 Monday, October 24, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Aliens do walk among us, he’s one of the best I’ve seen among the modern greats,” External link

wsau Monday, October 24, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The ball seemed to dip but its kind of touch and go. To the naked eye, it did not seem like a no-ball but in slow-motion, it does seem like it dipped … Any batsman will turn and ask for no ball. That’s not his [Kohli]s] fault. Such a big game. You have technology. Use it. Why flare up things unnecessarily?” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 24, 2022 6:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Naseem Shah. And the two spinners. There has been talk about using four seamers with one less batsmen but I suppose three fast bowlers are enough at MCG,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 22, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “This is something new, something exciting, something useful. As a bowler, you can gauge how the ball will swing or react on a certain pitch, but with this technology you, again as a bowler, can go back after the game and assess the actual data and understand how to start (the next game). As a commentator I’ll be able to see the swing, the pace off the pitch, from the air and how much it spins, that’s something new and will be a lot of help” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 21, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “You can't just stand up and say we are not travelling. Jabki award kiya hai poore council ne Pakistan ko Asia Cup . (Pakistan were awarded the Asia Cup) That's not fair,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 21, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "This is something new, something exciting, something useful. As a bowler, you can gauge how the ball will swing or react on a certain pitch, but with this technology you, again as a bowler, can go back after the game and assess the actual data and understand how to start (the next game)." External link

irishsun Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Main tum logon ko thanda kar hi du (I should finally cool you guys down). I have so many words for this young generation... never ever listen to rumours. Okay? You guys weren't even born when it happened. It's embarrassing when a Pakistani has a go at me,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I got injured during the game against New Zealand. I got 34 runs. I went for a sweep shot, the fine leg was up, and I got my muscle pulled. That takes six weeks (to recover). The reason hamne press ko nahi bataaya, ki India ko confidence naa mile ki inka main player nahi khel raha (The reason we didn't tell the press was because India would have gained confidence if they knew I wasn't playing),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Morning me Waqar ne dekha.. sabne dekha ki mujhe two pain-killer injections lagaaye. But they didn't work. Agar vo match main injured khel jaata, unhone meri mitti aur paleet karni thi. Baaki kya chhole bhechne gaye the, ki agar Wasim Akram nahi khela toh Pakistan match haar gaya? I was injured! (Waqar saw, everyone saw in the morning that I received two pain-killer injections but they didn't work. If I had played with injury, I would have been criticised even more. And even if I wasn't there, there were other players too. What was this logic that we lost because I didn't play? I was injured!),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Kolkata Knight ) : "He is a very dangerous player, he is a 360 player. I saw him first time when he joined the Kolkata Knight Riders. I spent two years with him. I was amazed that the KKR let him go. He was young, he was 19 or 20 then, imagine, he would have been the (KKR) captain by now," External link

siliconindia Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "You see that guy? Umran Malik... he is quick. India took him to Ireland and he got hammered. It happens in T20, but you got to stick with him. If I were in think tank, then I will have him in the squad all the time. The more he plays, the better he will become. Experience in Twenty20 matters a lot," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Unfortunately, Twenty20 format is not for bowlers. The format is the need of the hour, it is entertaining and it's picked up worldwide. Bowlers should understand that they will be hammered once in a while, which they do now," "Flat decks become one-dimensional. The pitches in Dubai offered a bit for the bowlers and once it is set then the next day it is better for batters. That should be the future of the format" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "India have Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he is good with the new ball, but with that pace, if the ball is not swinging, he will probably struggle there. But he is a very good bowler no doubt, swings both ways, has the yorker. But you need pace in Australia," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "India have a good batting line-up. But they still haven't named Bumrah's replacement. Pakistan, their middle-order is struggling. If the middle-order clicks, Pakistan have a very good bowling attack and one of the best opening pairs. So if they can control the middle-order, they have a chance," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Iftikhar Ahmad ) : "I read Iftikhar's statement where he said that 'Pitches in Australia have bounce so it will be easier for him. Maybe his technique is such, maybe not. But whatever he scored, that was 3-4 years ago. So that he was named the Player of the Match and Player of the Series in Australia, that was 4 years ago man. This is a different ball game, a World Cup. You won't be up against one team but a lot of them. For his confidence, he sure does warrant a place in the Playing XI. He will give you a few overs and he can of course bat," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 3, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram asked ( about Ben Duckett ) : “Ben Duckett bowler ko, especially spinners ko set hone deta hi nahi. Vo har jagah shots maarta hai. Agar main Pakistan ke against khelu, toh mujhe pata hoga inhone kidhar shots maarni hain. Vo versatile nahi hain. Koi koshish bhi nahi karta. 360 is too much to ask, 180 hi kar lein. Ye practice karte ho aap, aur agar karte ho toh imply kyun nahi karte? (Ben Duckett doesn't let the spinners settle. He hits everywhere. If I play against Pakistan, I would know which batsman would target which area. They aren't as versatile. They don't even try. I'm not asking them to be a 360-degree player, at least try 180. Do you practice such shots? And if you do, why aren't they implying?)” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 1, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Haris' wicket-taking ability impresses me. And he enjoys those pressure moments. When he gets smashed for runs, he comes back with the same speed rather than panicking. That I think is the secret of his success. In Karachi, he bowled a yorker, conceded just 5 runs and picked up two wickets. What a match-winning over that was. We are all proud of Haris and I think he is one of the best bowlers in T20 cricket," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 30, 2022 10:29:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “What I love about him is his follow-through. The way he bends down, puts all the pressure on his front leg. A very clean action, that's very important. His front-arm is high, he gets the out-swing because of that,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:53:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo (Come at me), then I can reply back,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “What a player. What an innings he played (against Sri Lanka), no doubt. But I think this performance from India will affect his performance. If you’re losing just before the World Cup which is just around the corner, that does make a difference to your captain,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : “Opening partnership… yes, they played beautifully but the middle order has to perform as well once the openers get out. And that’s what didn’t happen. Although they reached almost 170-odd (against Sri Lanka), if they get partnerships going as they did against Pakistan, India should get 190 every game,” External link

news18 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo, then I can reply back. I have a very simple theory. If somebody is rude to me, I will be 10 times ruder. If someone will like me or send me a funny message or has a good sense of humour, I will be exactly the same. Having a go at a young kid, your own kid, doesn't make any sense. I am all for fans and their opinions, but unless and until you haven't played professional cricket, you don't know what type of pressures players are going through on and off the field," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "What a player. What an innings he played (against Sri Lanka), no doubt. But I think this performance from India will affect his performance. If you're losing just before the World Cup which is just around the corner, that does make a difference to your captain," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : "Opening partnership... yes, they played beautifully but the middle order has to perform as well once the openers get out. And that's what didn't happen. Although they reached almost 170-odd (against Sri Lanka), if they get partnerships going like they did against Pakistan, India should get 190 every game," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 19, 2022 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can't have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 18, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about William Hussey ) : “The UAE has become a cricket destination, not just for us Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans, but also for England, South Africa, all the county teams – they’ve all come to this country,” “I’ve been coming here since 1985 and look at Dubai now and where it is today. And the same goes for cricket: the Sharjah stadium has transformed, and of course there’s Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the Sevens, ICC… The UAE is truly a cricket hub” External link

khaleejtimes Friday, September 16, 2022 6:27:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Shahid Afridi ) : “If this is true, this is really shocking. He is one of our top players, he is box-office. If does not look after this kid, and if this is true (what Shahid Afridi said), then it is unfair. He should have straightaway been sent to the best knee surgeon in the world. But he is looking after all this himself, I am still shocked about it,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, September 16, 2022 2:59:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "If social media wants to target or have a go at someone, try me. Muqaabla karna hai to mujhse karo, then I can reply back. I have a very simple theory. If somebody is rude to me, I will be 10 times ruder. If someone will like me or send me a funny message or has a good sense of humour, I will be exactly the same. Having a go at a young kid, your own kid, doesn't make any sense. I am all for fans and their opinions, but unless and until you haven't played professional cricket, you don't know what type of pressures players are going through on and off the field," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It's only a game. I saw on social media that a lot of people were having a go at Arshdeep. Their own people... that's what baffles me. Since dropping that catch in the World Cup last year, every day he trends. These guys read social media. He is a young guy, who is going to play for India for next 10-15 year, and he bowled a brilliant last over. I dropped catches under pressure in crucial games. But you have to move on as a nation," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Nothing is going through my head," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That's why I am saying, Sanjay, all yours," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "Winning isn't everything, it`s the only thing. That was the mantra of this amazing Sri Lankan team so congratulations... better team won (the trophy) in the end," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 12, 2022 12:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "At the beginning of the tournament, I had said that the openers won't mess up but struggle in games like these. That's exactly what happened today," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 12, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram told : "But still, the exciting and young Sri Lankan team cannot be underestimated," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 11, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I think he'll do well in the final," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 11, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “The performance of the Pakistan team has been fabulous in this Asia Cup. However, in the game against Sri Lanka, the intent was missing in their batting. The bowling was decent though. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes. But still, I think, Pakistan are the favourite in the finals. But the exciting and young Sri Lanka team cannot be taken easy,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 11, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Pakistan cricket lovers have been saying that our middle order is a bit inexperienced, and it was exposed in the last Super 4 game after Rizwan got out. But it will be a good wicket in the final, hopefully, they come back stronger,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 11, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “The performance of the Pakistan team has been fabulous in this Asia Cup. However, in the game against Sri Lanka, the intent was missing in their batting. The bowling was decent though. Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes. But still, I think, Pakistan are the favourite in the finals. But the exciting and young Sri Lanka team cannot be taken easy,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram concluded ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar is one of the best players in the world and needs just one good innings. He struggled a bit because he might be worried about the lack of runs. But the good thing is, he has spent time on the crease and for any great player, that matters as well. I think he’ll do well in the final,” External link

news18 Sunday, September 11, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I haven't been to Bangladesh in 20 years so I don't remember a lot of the people I met. " External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:33:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram : “Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That’s why I am saying, Sanjay all yours” External link

news18 Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That's why I am saying, Sanjay all yours" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:37:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Especially, Gauti, at that stage of the game, there was no need to play that shot. I know he plays that shot in Test cricket, I know he is one of the top players in world cricket but in this stage of the game, that shot wasn't required," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 5, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram told : “Mujhe ye ladka bada pasand hai (I like Hardik Pandya a lot), especially in the T20I format. Because he is a proper all-rounder. Like Pakistan have Shadab Khan. Talking about Hardik, he has pace (clocks 140 kmph) and he is also an electrifying fielder. When it comes to his batting, he is fearless. I hope I am wrong, but Pakistan need to get out of a losing mindset. Maybe it is because of us as we make memes on social media. That's not fair,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Being a Pakistan, I want Pakistan to win but Team India is coming to the match after a win. Team India is high on confidence after their recent successes. They also have Ravindra Jadeja injured, he has returned home. Axar Patel has replaced him. Jadeja was the main player of the Indian team. He and Pandya won the match for India last time. India also promoted Jadeja at the time. That's why Pakistan need to take a few risks while playing T20I cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Rizwan going not out for me was a big no-no. If you are there, try to hit a couple of boundaries, get out, get fresh legs in there. You have Asif, Ittikhar, Nawaz, Shadab.. you bat till no. 8-9. What's the point in this format going not out on 75 off 57 deliveries?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:13:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Not the best strike-rate, I must say. He's an experienced campaigner, he really is. But in this format, if you see the strike-rate of the top players in the world, it has to be, in my opinion, more than 130. Ideally, in this format," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 3, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Not the best strike-rate I must say. He's an experienced campaigner. He really is, but this this format, if you see the strike-rate of the top players of the world, it has to be in my opinion, more than 130. Ideally, in this format," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 2, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I like this T20 type of pitch. I enjoyed watching bowlers bowl bouncers and getting wickets, on both sides. It was a good cricketing game that went down to the wire till the last over. Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can’t have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Mohammed Nawaz ) : “He is a very clever bowler, Nawaz. He had just bowled the straighter one and got the inside edge. Well done India. They won the game. Congratulations. But I was impressed by Pakistan’s bowler. Dahani, playing his 3rd or 4th game, Naseem Shah, 20-21 years old playing his first game, Haris Rauf has been consistent for Pakistan and every bowler tried their heart out. You can see that the future is bright for Pakistan as far as fast bowling is concerned,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It's India vs Pakistan match. You don't want to risk it, you would want to play 20 overs and get the target. Have positive approach, sure, but also assess the situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “That's what I've been hearing ever since I came here. ‘The Indian mindset has changed’ and the ‘captain doesn’t want someone to get 60 off 50 deliveries, he wants them to get 50 off 25'. But then, it depends on the situations,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I like this T20 type of pitch. I enjoyed watching bowlers bowl bouncers and getting wickets, both sides. It was a good cricketing game that went down to the wire till the last over. Babar made one mistake. He should have had Nawaz bowl the 13th or 14th over. It was too late. You can't have a spinner in T20s bowling in the last 3 to 4 overs, especially against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added ( about Mohammad Nawaz ) : "He is a very clever bowler, Nawaz. He had just bowled the straighter one, got the inside edge. Well done India. They won the game. Congratulations. But I was impressed by Pakistan's bowler. Dahani, playing his 3rd or 4th game, Naseem Shah, 20-21 years-old playing his first game, Haris Rauf has been consistent for Pakistan and every bowler tried their heart out. You can see that the future is bright for Pakistan as far as fast bowling is concerned," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 29, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I agree with him. That is a big call. He is one of the most phenomenal players, a modern top player. The way he bats, he is the future of Indian cricket. He is the future. Obviously, the World Cup is coming up but they have different planning," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Mohinder Amarnath ) : “The wicket was turning so much that in the second innings, I was only bowling leg-breaks with the new ball. And I even picked two wickets, Srikkanth and Mohinder Amarnath!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 26, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram recalled : “tum ro kyun rahe ho bhai? (Why are you crying?)” External link

news18 Friday, August 26, 2022 5:48:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years. They’ve been consistent, and I think the win against India, although that was a year ago during the World Cup, gave them a bit of confidence that they can compete with India day in, day out,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, August 25, 2022 2:50:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "First of all, let me start off by saying that from the last year or so... whatever I've been seeing on social media from Indian fans, against Virat Kohli, the press, or fans... they are all having a go at him unnecessarily. He is only 33. He is one of the greatest of all times, and not just the modern era," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 24, 2022 2:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Pakistan will miss Shaheen Afridi. He is important because he takes wickets with the new ball. In this format, everyone says that if you have to restrict the opposition, you have to get wickets with the new ball. That's what he does, he attacks the stumps. He has been consistent across formats, he has been the main bowler for Pakistan,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years. They’ve been consistent, and I think the win against India, although that was a year ago during the World Cup, gave them a bit of confidence that they can compete with India day in, day out,” External link

dawn Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It will be the best Asia Cup ever in my opinion. Earlier, there used to be India Pakistan and Sri Lanka but now all teams are dangerous including Afghanistan and Bangladesh," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, August 23, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Pakistan team is on the rise for the past couple of years,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The only thing I’m worried about is the middle order,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “He is very consistent and is Pakistan’s main bowler across all formats. There was huge criticism in the think-tank when he did not take a break and his load management wasn’t being done. But he is only 22 and he has got a knee injury,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “I never got a knee injury as a fast bowler, but those who have got have said which takes time to heal and you always fear in the back of your mind that it might come back. Because if it is your front leg, the landing leg, as a bowler, then it will not be 100% fine and can’t bowl really well,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "And since he has made it to the Indian squad, he has been a treat to watch. I think he is a very dangerous player against either spin or fast bowlers once he sets in and he is actually 360-degree player who can play either this side, that side… the lap shot, towards cow corner, equally good against spinners," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:28:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "It will be the best Asia Cup ever in my opinion. Earlier there used to be India Pakistan and Sri Lanka but now all teams are dangerous including Afghanistan and Bangladesh," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “At times the fans’ reaction is intolerable,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, August 12, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “India playing Pakistan involves the sentiments of millions,” External link

dawn Friday, August 12, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “At times the fans’ reaction is intolerable,” External link

dawn Friday, August 12, 2022 3:31:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram explique : "Un match entre l'Inde et le Pakistan touche les sentiments de millions de personnes" External link

afp-fr Friday, August 12, 2022 7:15:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "India playing Pakistan involves the sentiments of millions," External link

tuko Friday, August 12, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "At times the fans' reaction is intolerable," External link

tuko Friday, August 12, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Even as a commentator… one-day cricket is just a drag now, especially after T20. I can imagine as a player. 50 overs, 50 overs, then you have to pre-game, post-game, the lunch game,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think so. In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa — (with) one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums. They are doing it just for the sake of doing it,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “Even as a commentator… one-day cricket is just a drag now, especially after T20. I can imagine as a player. 50 overs, 50 overs, then you have to pre-game, post-game, the lunch game,” External link

news18 Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I think so.In England you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa — (with) one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums. They are doing it just for the sake of doing it” External link

news18 Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are doing it just for the sake of doing it. After the first 10 overs, it’s just ‘OK, just go a run a ball, get a boundary, four fielders in and you get to 200, 220 in 40 overs’ and then have a go in the last 10 overs. Another 100. It’s kind of run-of-the-mill,” External link

india Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “The cricket authorities should consider ending the 50-over matches. As a commentator, I find one-day cricket too long” “I think so. In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and South Africa, you are not going to fill the stadiums during one-day cricket matches,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram says ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "T20 is kind of easier, four hours the game is over. In the leagues all around the world, there is a lot more money -- I suppose this is part and parcel of modern cricket. T20 or Test cricket. One-day cricket is kind of dying" External link

news18 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are doing it just for the sake of doing it. After the first 10 overs, it’s just ‘OK, just go a run a ball, get a boundary, four fielders in and you get to 200, 220 in 40 overs’ and then have a go in the last 10 overs. Another 100. It’s kind of run-of-the-mill,” External link

news18 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “I saw Naseem’s bowling in the last overs. Obviously, he is young and has played less cricket. But, I want to advise him on something really important. When you bowl a bouncer to a set batsman, especially in Sri Lankan conditions, you must aim 12-18 inches behind the normal mark. It gives you more height and creates chances of a top edge. Rest is fine. Naseem you’re doing great, keep it up, buddy,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, July 18, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ravi Shastri ) : “My good friend, Shazzy. It was your last tournament as coach and I think you’ve done wonders in the last three years,” “We spoke about him before. I think he was brilliant as far as man management was concerned. At that level, you don’t need too much coaching, you need management and Ravi was good at it. I wish him all the luck and I am sure, he will do wonders in commentary. He was missed” External link

expressindia Monday, June 27, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "We had our differences. When you are 23-24 years old, it happens. But there was always healthy competition between us. We never used to think bad about each other. We wouldn't want the other to not pick wickets. In fact, if one used to pick five wickets, the other would say 'I too would want to get five'. And that happened too (against New Zealand). So there always was a healthy rivalry, but our moods would remain on and off. Sometimes it also happened because of teammates. Sometimes they would praise one, other times the other," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 27, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "One time, our great batsman was batting in Sydney. He was batting on 100 and I was batting with him. So, then I saw Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were abusing him in that Australian accent. I can't say it on live TV. I told my partner 'Listen, you know what they are saying, right?’ He said 'Paaji, I can’t understand a thing they're saying'. Later, I told the Australians, guys, if you are going to abuse anyone, make sure you do in a language that the person understands," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "As a fast bowler, I was always very confident. I have been smashed too, by Viv Richards, Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar on his day, Brian Lara on his day, Ricky Ponting… but I never backed down. I played a pretty top quality of cricket throughout," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I would have had a lot of confidence. If he came to bat at 3 or 4, it means two wickets down. If he is new to the crease, then I would attack. Will make the ball pitch on middle stump, and swing it away, or towards him," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : "Javed bhai picked me. Then once I came into the team, I met Imran Khan, that was in Australia in 1985," "I was bowling in the net, and that is where he saw me. He got impressed and then when I played a 3-day match against New Zealand, that was my first FC match. I couldn't sleep the night. In the first innings itself, he was very relaxed" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : “Sorry @Athersmike we might get older, but some things will stay the same!” External link

expressindia Monday, June 20, 2022 7:58:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram says ( about Hasan Ali ) : “I have one request. Please stop criticizing Hasan Ali. Please. He is our kid. If we don't give him confidence, who will?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 10, 2022 7:55:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “Earlier, we used to see a lot of cases of reptiles being trafficked into India but that would never be from the port of exit to the port of entry, there would be multiple entry points, so it would be very difficult to track the source of origin,” “It happens that a species may be native of Africa. They end up trafficking it first to a place like Indonesia, and from there they send it to India” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “It’s certainly an extreme form of cruelty,” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram added : “When you introduce a species which is not native to that area, it can be a threat to the native species,” “You can end up introducing a new virus, new infection” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “They are trying to regularize and regulate this particular field,” “I won’t be surprised if a formal declaration is made very soon” External link

arabnews Friday, May 20, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram stated : “I applaud Graana.com for featuring some of the most prominent names in the real estate sector on one platform,” “This large gathering is an attestation to the fact that the real estate sector’s shift to transparency is already in motion in Pakistan. Plus, it is not immune to rapid technology adoption now either, as was once commonly believed” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, May 9, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram pointed out : “The smugglers, the guys driving a truck or jeep, or pulling cages off a boat, are unlikely to know who the end buyer is,” “These networks are very deep, and expensive. It’s a multimillion-dollar industry that is running underground, so you can imagine the levels of secrecy. They do not use normal communications, they use the darknet , coded terms and no one really knows who’s working for whom” External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on, if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:52:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “I think Kohli should bat with an open stance initially, just for the first couple of overs to negotiate the incoming delivery. With this, the inswinging delivery will not hit his pads. He can play straight with this stance. I think this is what Virat should do early on, if he feels he is struggling against the left-armers” External link

india Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : "Hahahahahah love these commentators best ever" External link

themirror Friday, April 1, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Sir ) : "Hello Sir @ivivianrichards. Is this the delivery you talked about? Whatever this was, you were and always will be the greatest" External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram wrote : “Thanks buddy, wouldn’t have been possible without you at the other end,” External link

geo-tv Monday, February 21, 2022 12:40:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "I feel privileged to have received this great honour from Sir Vivian Richards, one of the most iconic figures in cricket, and at a venue that remained my home ground during my playing career" External link

dawn Sunday, February 20, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Australia coming to Pakistan after 24 years is an achievement for the Pakistan Cricket Board. This series will have a huge impact on our cricket as it will improve our players' approach and mindset. For the next generation of cricketers, this will be an opportunity to fall in love with this sport and get motivated to scale greater heights in their careers," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Things have changed in Pakistan since 1998 and I think the pitches will be better, which will make Test cricket interesting viewing. I believe our cricket team will improve after playing Australia as the players will assess and understand their strengths and weakness, and will work on them and be better trained and prepared for the home Tests against England and New Zealand, which will be played in the last quarter of the year," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Wasim Akram said : "Australia coming to Pakistan after 24 years is an achievement for the Pakistan Cricket Board. This series will have a huge impact on our cricket as it will improve our players' approach and mindset. For the next generation of cricketers, this will be an opportunity to fall in love with this sport and get motivated to scale greater heights in their careers," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Things have changed in Pakistan since 1998 and I think the pitches will be better, which will make Test cricket interesting viewing. I believe our cricket team will improve after playing Australia as the players will assess and understand their strengths and weakness, and will work on them and be better trained and prepared for the home Tests against England and New Zealand, which will be played in the last quarter of the year," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:42:00 AM EAT

Wasim Akram said : “We come here for a stroll regularly and I see a lot of garbage [on the beach],” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT



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cricketer12.50%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
manager1.09%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
captain57.07%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
king0.54%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
coach4.35%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
director1.09%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
islamabad united director0.54%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
ambassador of psl0.54%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
ambassador0.54%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
admiral3.26%EN01/22/201722/01/2017
predecessor3.26%EN01/17/201717/01/2017
star cricketer1.63%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
commander0.54%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
advisor1.09%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
rival1.09%EN07/28/201628/07/2016
head0.54%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
dengue programme head0.54%EN07/23/201623/07/2016
chief0.54%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
star1.09%EN06/08/201608/06/2016
former cricketer1.09%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
former captain of pakistan2.17%EN05/01/201401/05/2014
consultant1.63%EN11/07/201307/11/2013
former captain3.26%EN12/20/201220/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Wasim AkramEN77.79%
Wasim AkramEU6.66%
Wasim AkramFR6.66%
Wasim AkramDE6.66%
Waseem AkramEN1.82%
وسيم أكرمAR0.35%
WASIM AKRAMEN0.09%


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Sachin Tendulkar added ( about Wasim Akram ) : “His run-up was natural unlike other bowlers. He was never bound to count his steps,” “Wasim Akram used to do effective bowling with any start; when I faced him for the first time, it was a completely new and unique experience. I remember every match played against him,” External link

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Jos Buttler said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “I think he would take being compared to Wasim Akram, that is a pretty good rap,” External link

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Salman Butt said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “Wasim bhai is our legend. Who are we to say anything to him. I respect his opinion, but he also has 500 wickets in ODIs only. The two deliveries he bowled in the World Cup that everyone remembers.. you won't see them in T20s. There's not enough time in that format. He was the man of the match in World Cup final,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 24, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Viv Richards told ( about Wasim Akram ) : "One of the quickest deliveries I have ever, ever encountered, and I believe there was someone upstairs looking after me. I had some hair left then, somewhat of a mini-Afro and this one went by so quickly, I could hear it hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves and I said, 'Wow, wow.' Wasim was a young man, coming on to the scene, and I was heading towards the exit door so I was glad that while he was coming then, I was going," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Viv Richards mentioned ( about Wasim Akram ) : "I can remember also that I did say to the individuals, the batsmen in the West Indies team at the time, I said, 'Hey man, good luck to you guys, having to encounter that guy on a regular basis man.' Wasim, he was very, very special. Up to this day, I still see that particular delivery. I have nightmares about it every now and again," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Viv Richards told ( about Wasim Akram ) : "One of the quickest deliveries I have ever, ever encountered, and I believe there was someone upstairs looking after me. I had some hair left then, somewhat of a mini-Afro and this one went by so quickly, I could hear it hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves and I said, 'Wow, wow.' Wasim was a young man, coming on to the scene, and I was heading towards the exit door so I was glad that while he was coming then, I was going," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Sachin Tendulkar said ( about Wasim Akram ) : “I would have continued batting the same way,” “In the 1999 World Cup match against Pakistan, Wasim Akram was bowling the 47th over with a slip. Would you see something like that in today’s cricket? No chance” External link

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