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“Talent Wasted”: Wasim Akram Rues How This Pakistani Cricket Team Star’s Career Goes Astray -By ASC


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Pakistan’s endless supply line of talented fast bowlers has given many gems to world cricket. Some became legends, while others fell by the wayside after the initial spark show. One of those who reached a high level was Wasim Akram. With the step of his left hand, Akram mesmerized his rival’s batsman. In 104 Tests, he scalped 414 wickets while in 356 ODIs, he took 502 wickets. He also formed a deadly fast bowling pair with Waqar Younis and gave Pakistani cricket some unforgettable moments. After him, some fast bowlers were impressed with Pakistan, but Akram was disappointed with a bowler who could not assess his talent.

“Everyone is raving about Mohammad Asif. I mean the talent is undoubted. Whoever I’m talking about … that’s the kind of bowler I’ve seen after so long. Jis tareeke se control karta tha ball ko. He can swing in two directions. It’s unfortunate for him and of course for Pakistan as well, “Akram said in the title of the show” To Be Honest 3.0 “on YouTube.

“I haven’t seen him in a long time. It’s been 10 years since I came to Karachi, I rarely go to Lahore.”

Asif played just 23 Tests for Pakistan and took 106 wickets. He also played 38 ODIs and scalped 46 wickets. His career, however, was cut short after he was indicted for setting a spot during a Test match in 2010. Prior to that, he tested positive for a banned substance as well.

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When asked by Anchor, if he would reprimand him for what he did, Akram replied: “I doubt it. Chota baccha hai, galti ho gayi thi.”

Asif last played for Pakistan in 2010 and was most recently seen in the United States for running a coaching camp for children.

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