Wasim Akram aka The Swing of Sultan is even now one of the most idolized bowlers by the modern day cricketers. Though many of his inspired have yet proved their name but what Akram has achieved is still a dream for many.
On Sunday, during a web Question/Answer session for the J. Fragrances, Wasim Akram responded to many of the questions related to modern day cricket and especially about Pakistan cricket.
Responding to a question, Akram picked his favorite player in the current Pakistan team and surprisingly it was not Misbah or Younis. The Swing of Sultan picked Asad Shafiq as his favorite for batting gallantly against the host England during recently ended Test series, “The way in which he [Shafiq] came back with a century after scoring two ducks in the third Test shows his mental toughness,” he said.
On a question about picking his favorite bowlers in modern day cricket, the Pakistani legend named Australia’s Mitchell Starc, South Africa’s Dale Steyn and England’s James Anderson his modern day favorite bowlers.
Taking about his closest successor in Pakistan team, Wasim Akram said “Amir is young and bowls his heart out pretty much the way I used to in my early days.”
Like many other he was all praise for the skipper Misbah and told that none can replace him in the team,“Misbah has a calm head and is very mature both on and off the field, which makes him a great leader,” he said.