Wasim Akram, a legendary fast bowler for Pakistan, wrote his autobiography, titled “Sultan: A Memoir,” in which he criticised the behaviour of Saleem Malik, who had been the captain of Pakistan when they were both active players.
According to Wasim Akram, who made his first appearance for Pakistan on the international stage in 1984, senior colleague Malik forced him to give him a massage and clean his clothes and boots. “He would take advantage of the fact that I was his junior. He was pessimistic and self-centered, and he treated me like a slave.
He insisted that I give him a massage, and he gave me orders to clean his clothes and boots “have a look at this snippet from the biography. When several of the younger members of the squad, including Ramiz, Tahir, Mohsin, and Shoaib Mohammad, asked me to nightclubs, I became enraged.
Malik has now provided a response to the allegations. “I attempted to give him a call, but he did not pick up the phone. I shall inquire of him as to the inspiration behind the things he has written, “Cricket Pakistan reported what the former batter had to say on the topic.
When Wasim Akram accused Malik of asking him to clean his clothes, Malik responded by saying that Akram only needed to use the washing machine to fulfil the request. Malik remarked that it was not plausible that the individual was hand-washing the item.
“If I had a limited mind, I would not have let him to bowl because I thought he would not do well. I shall inquire of him the reason behind why he wrote such comments against me.”
Earlier, Akram disclosed his cocaine addiction in the autobiography he wrote. Akram has recently disclosed in an interview that he gave for the Grade Cricketers’ Podcast that he was held against his will in a rehabilitation facility in Pakistan for almost two and a half months.
“Someone asked you, “you want to try it?” when you were at a party in England. Since I was already retired, I responded with a yes. After that, a single line turned into a gramme. I travelled all the way back to Pakistan. Even though no one knew what it was, it was nonetheless accessible.
I came to the conclusion that I was unable to function well without it, which also meant that I was unable to interact with other people. It grew worse and worse. When my children were little. I caused a great deal of pain to my late wife. There would be conflict between us. She stated that I require assistance.”
“She mentioned that there is a rehabilitation centre, and you can go there. I said okay, and I’ll go there for a month, but they forced me to stay there for two and a half months even though I tried to get out of it. It would appear that doing so is against the law everywhere except in Pakistan.
That was of no assistance to me. A spirit of defiance arose within me the moment I stepped outside. It’s my money, and I stayed in that awful location without my will, but it’s mine nonetheless “he continued his statement.