Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani pacer, was known to make life hell for the batters. Claiming 414 wickets in Test cricket and 502 in ODIs, the Sultan of Swing recorded a plethora of sparkling bowling performances. All this helped Pakistan in emerging as a strong side which went on to challenge the top teams of the cricketing world.
Recently, Wasim’s prowess was lauded and celebrated by the former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman who goes by the name of Romesh Kaluwitharana. The pint-sized aggressive opener, known for his belligerent style of batting, recently admitted that Wasim Akram was the toughest pacer he ever faced in his cricketing career.
“Akram was the toughest pacer to play because of the variety of his deliveries. He was extremely deceptive and sometimes ran hiding the ball on his back or behind his sleeve. In short, he had the ability to trap you any time with a bag full of tricks. He was absolutely amazing,” said by the 50-year old who represented the Islanders in 49 Tests and 189 ODIs.