Name – Wasim Akram
Nationality – Pakistani
Batting Style – Left-Handed
Bowling Style – Left Arm Fast
Wasim Akram (born 3 June 1966) is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. In October 2013, WasimAkram was the only Pakistani cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Wasim retired from international cricket in May 2003.
Akram was a significant figure in the 1992 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, when Pakistan won the tournament. In the final, against England, he produced a spell of bowling which led to Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis being bowled in successive deliveries in one over. His performances earned him the Man of the Match award for the final.
He is the second most successful bowler in One Day Internationals with 502 wickets. He was the first bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket during the 2003 World Cup. He is considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest exponent of reverse swing bowling. He is commonly known as “Sultan of Swing” among the cricketing world.
On 30 September 2009, Akram was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.