The history of cricket is filled with the emergence of many sensational bowlers. For that matter, former greats Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath are often compared because of possessing exceptional capabilities to make the ball talk via the art of swing and seam.
Recently, ex Sri Lankan opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan became a part of this debate while picking Wasim over McGrath. Known for his aggressive style of batting, the right-hander believes that the Pakistani legend is one of the greatest left-arm bowlers ever to appear in the international arena.
He further explained the logic behind his argument by adding that Wasim’s ability to swing the ball was better than others. For this reason, the veteran of 87 Tests, 330 ODIs and 80 T20Is included Wasim Akram as the only Pakistani in his best ODI XI of all times.
It is important to note that Wasim has claimed a total of 414 wickets in red-ball cricket, while he is the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 502 wickets.