Legendary swing bowler Wasim Akram achieved many accolades throughout his glorious career. Outwitting the batsmen with his extravagant swing and guile, Wasim ranks amongst the greatest pacers ever to grace the game of cricket.
While he ruled the Test and ODI formats of the sport during his career, a generational gap means Wasim missed out on the proliferation of T20 leagues around the globe, though he did participate in the first T20 match in history in England. Recently, Wasim outlined plans of trying to dismiss the top batsmen in modern day cricket had they been playing in his era.
Talking about attacking the likes of Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler, Wasim mentioned he would bowl them outside off-stump to get them to nick behind as both the players prefer room to connect their drives.
“Okay. It depends on the pitch, on the conditions. If it is reverse-swinging, I would have been comfortable. I probably would have gone around the wicket to Virat and just bowled these away-swingers from middle. And Jos Buttler - probably, I'd have gone over the wicket, had third man up and bowled the slower ball just outside off stump,” Wasim said.