Wasim Akram
(Pakistani Cricketer)

Wasim Akram, commonly known as Waiz or Sultan of swing was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Wasim is 50 years old retired professional International cricketer. His first international debut came against NewZeland in Auckland on 25th January 1985 and ODI debut came against Newzealnd in Faislabad on 23 november 1984. Wasim is an expert cricket commentator but he had never played T20I cricket because he retired in 2003 and T20 format came into existence in 2006. He got married in 1995 but in 2009 his wife passed away due to multiple organ failure in Chennai later on he again married to a lady who was his rumored girlfriend in 2013.

Wasim Akram
Nickname:Waiz and Sultan of Swing
Profession:Former Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6’ 2”
Weight (approx.):85 Kg
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth:3 June 1966
Age (as on 2017):50 years
Birth Place:Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Gemini
College:Islamic College, Lahore
Educational Qualifications:NA
Father:Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
Mother:Begum Akram Chaudhry
Coach/Mentor:Javed Miandad and Imran Khan
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland
ODI:23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad
Jersey Number:#3(Pakistan)
#3(County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team:Pakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:India
Favourite Shot/Ball:Reverse swing
  • Wasim took 4 hat-tricks in international cricket career
  • Wasim holds the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup (55 in 38 matches).
  • Wasim was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets.
  • Wasim is the 9 highest wicket-taker in Test matches with 414 wickets, most by any left-arm bowler.
  • Wasim holds the record for the highest score by a No. 8 batsman, as he scored  257 not out against Zimbabwe in 1996.
Career Turning Point
  • When he made his debut against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984 playing with Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI in a first class cricket
Favourite Batsmen:NA
Favourite Bowler:NA
Favourite Cricket Ground:MCG in Melbourne
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:European and Oriental food
Favourite Actors:Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Films/TV Show:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Hotel:The Oberoi in New Delhi
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Sushmita Sen (Actress)
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Wife/Spouse:Huma (Psychologist, 1995-2009)
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Marriage Date:12 august 2013
Net Worth:$23 million
IPL Earnings:NA
Awards and recognitions
  • NA


Lesser Known Facts
  • smoking?: No
  • Drinks alcohol?: Yes
  • Javed miandad pointed out Akram after which he got to make his debut for Pakistan in a 1984-85 series.
  • In his debut First-Class match against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984, Wasim took 7 wickets and later earned a trip to New Zealand.
  • Wasim is suffering from diabetes since he was 30 years old.
  • Wasim don’t known about the payment policy in cricket so he asked Miandad about the expenses on his first tour, then he later on informed about getting paid instead.
  • Wasim retired from international cricket after the 2003 World Cup so he never played an international twenty20 match.
  • Wasim won 17 Man of the Match awards in his career.
  • Wasim and Waqar Younis use to hate each other due to great rivalry but they are regarded as .
  • Wasim’s first wife Huma, died due to multiple organ failure in 2009 in Chennai. After which, he married Shaniera Thompson from Australia in a private ceremony on 12 August 2013.