Nevertheless, throughout his career, Wasim Akram was accused of match-fixing, and he has frequently remarked about the fact that some people in Pakistan continue to believe that he is a match-fixer.
Wasim Akram, who captained Pakistan in the past, is widely considered to be one of the best pacers who has ever played the game.
He was famed for swinging the ball in all directions, and as the ball started to reverse direction, the left-arm seamer was an entirely different proposition. He was able to swing the ball in all directions.
Nevertheless, throughout his career, Akram was accused of match-fixing, and he has frequently remarked about the fact that some people in Pakistan continue to believe that he is a match-fixer.
In a recent interview with Wide World of Sports, Akram discussed, once again, how members of the social media age in Pakistan continue to accuse him of fixing matches. In addition to this, he discussed how the people of India, Australia, England, and the West Indies adore and support him tremendously.
“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,” said Akram. “But in Pakistan, this generation, this social media generation, they are the one who come down, and every comment they send, they say, ‘oh, he is a match fixer,’ without knowing what it was.” [Cricket] “In Australia, England, West Indies, and
He continued by saying, “I have reached the point in my life when I no longer have to be concerned about other people.”
Wasim Akram talks candidly about his career, Pakistani cricket, and coping with the’match-fixing’ label in an exclusive interview.
There were suspicions that Akram attempted to arrange a match that took place in Christchurch in 1996 between Pakistan and New Zealand, and there were also speculations that he withdrew from the 1996 World Cup quarter-final match against India at the last minute.
The record for most wickets taken by a Pakistani bowler is still held by Wasim Akram, who took 414 throughout the course of 104 international matches for his country. Additionally, in 356 One-Day Internationals, he took 502 wickets.
In addition to playing an essential part in Pakistan’s victory in the 1992 World Cup, he also captained his country to the final of the 1999 ICC World Cup. He is largely regarded as the best left-arm fast bowler to have ever competed in the game, and he won the World Cup in 1999.