Legendary swing bowler Wasim Akram is the latest cricketing great to put his hand up for the exhibition match aimed at raising funds for the victims of Australia’s deadly bushfires. The bushfire relief game is scheduled to take place on February 8 and will feature the likes of Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Brett Lee.
Talking about his willingness to come out of retirement and participate in this noble cause, Akram said he felt very close to Australia and wanted to offer his services in any capacity possible.
“I would love to be involved in any way I can to raise funds or to help the people in Australia. Before I was married to an Australian, Australia has always been very close to my heart. I feel for Australia; thank God there was rain in the last couple of days and hopefully that will help”- Akram said.
While it remains to be seen whether the former Pakistan skipper will be a part of the star-studded charity match, he has been involved in donations to relief efforts and was spotted interacting with players from Australian Football League (AFL) club St Kilda.