Wasim Akram (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More
Bio Real NameWasim Akram NicknameWaiz and Sultan of Swing ProfessionFormer Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 188 cm in meters- 1.88 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 2” Weightin Kilograms- 85 kg in Pounds- 194 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches - Waist: 35 Inches - Biceps: 13.5 Inches Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutTest- 25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland ODI- 23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad T20- N/A Coach/MentorJaved Miandad and Imran Khan Jersey Number#3(Pakistan) #3(County Cricket) Domestic/State TeamPakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire Nature on fieldAggressive Likes to play againstIndia Favourite BallReverse swing Records (main ones)• He took 4 hat-tricks in his international cricket career, 2 in Tests and 2 in ODIs. • He holds the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup (55 in 38 matches). • He was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets. • He is the 9 highest wicket-taker in Test matches with 414 wickets, most by any left-arm bowler. • He holds the record for the highest score by a No. 8 batsman, as he scored 257 not out against Zimbabwe in 1996. Career Turning PointHis debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984. Personal Life Date of Birth3 June 1966 Age (as in 2016)50 Years Birth PlaceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini NationalityPakistani HometownLahore, Punjab, Pakistan SchoolNot Known CollegeIslamia College, Lahore Educational QualificationsNot Known FamilyFather- Chaudhry Mohammad Akram Mother- Begum Akram Chaudhry
Some lesser known facts about Wasim Akram
Does Wasim Akram smoke?: No
Does Wasim Akram drink alcohol?: Yes
Akram was initially spotted by Javed Miandad after which he debuted for Pakistan in a 1984-85 series.
In his debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984, he took 7 wickets and later earned a trip to New Zealand.
He suffered from diabetes since he was 30 years old.
On his first tour, he asked Miandad about the money required to travel, as he didn’t knew that instead he will get paid.
He retired from international cricket after the 2003 World Cup.
He has never played an international T20 match, but played 5 county T20 matches for Hampshire and took a total of 8 wickets for them.
He won 17 Man of the Match awards in his career.
Once his father, Chaudhry Mohammad Akram was kidnapped, was beaten for a day and later released him.
Wasim and Waqar Younis were rearguard as one of the most deadly bowling pairs, but off the field they had a great rivalry and used to hate each other.
His first wife Huma, died in 2009 in Chennai due to multiple organ failure. After which, he married Shaniera Thompson from Australia in a private ceremony on 12 August 2013.
He is 17 years older than Shaniera.
He works a lot for charity and has a foundation called The Akram Foundation.
In 2016, the couple appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show in India.