Wasim Akram (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More
By Rajsi Swaroop
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 New Zealand in Auckland on 25th January 1985 and ODI debut came against New Zealnd 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.
Waiz and Sultan of Swing
Former Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach
Wasim: The Autobiography of Wasim Akram
Date of Birth:
3 June 1966
Age (as on 2017):
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Islamic College, Lahore
Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
Begum Akram Chaudhry
Javed Miandad and Imran Khan
25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland
23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad
#3(Pakistan) #3(County Cricket)
Pakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Wasim took 4 hat-tricks in his 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.
He is the only Test cricketer to take 10 or more wickets thrice in a Test match but ended up in losing side.
He holds the record of taking most numbers of ODI wckets as a captain.
Akram held the record for the most wickets in Cricket World Cup a total of 55 in 38 matches later on it was terminated by Australian Bowler Glenn McGrath.
Akram missed a hat-trick against West Indies in 1991 when he bowled the third ball and the batting opposition was dropped on the hat-trick ball.
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 Cricket Ground:
MCG in Melbourne
Favourite sports personalities:
European and Oriental food
Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Films/TV Show:
The Oberoi in New Delhi
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Sushmita Sen (Actress) Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Huma (Psychologist, 1995-2009) Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
12 august 2013
Awards and recognitions
He was awarded Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1993 for his achievements in Cricket.
Akram was awarded Lux Style Award for Most Stylish Sports Person in 2003.
Wasim Akram was awarded 17 Player of the match award.
He was also awarded 7 Player of the series award.
There has been an accusation of ball tampering on him, but it was cleared due to lack of evidence. Later on, the incident was addressed with the committee which eventually introduced reverse swing which was mistakenly considered as ball tampering by English batsmen. Wasim was also accused of getting involved in a match-fixing but was later on given the benefit of the doubt.
Lesser Known Facts
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 doesn’t know 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 frienimies.
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.