Qasim Akram Biography, Facts & Life Story

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

Major teams: Punjab Under-19s, Pakistan Under-19s, Lahore Region Blues Under 19s, Central Punjab Under-19s, Lahore North Zone Whites Under-19s, Central Punjab, Lahore Under-16s, Karachi Kings, Lahore North Zone Blues Under-19s

Full Name: Qasim Akram

Born: 01 Dec 2002 Lahore

Current age: 54 years (2021)

Batting style: Right handed

Bowling style: Right Arm Off Break Spin

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

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Qasim Akram Education

Qualification: High School Graduated

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Qasim Akram Career

Profession: Cricketer

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $100K approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Single

Wife/Girlfriend: Not Known

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Hobbies: Internet Surfing

Favorite Destination: Islamabad

Favorite Color: Black, Blue

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

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.
Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

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. 

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