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Wasim Akram‘s autobiography ‘Sultan: A Memoir’ is one ebook which is stuffed with controversial statements relating to the Pakistan cricket crew through the tempo legend’s enjoying days. Earlier experiences revealed that within the ebook, Akram criticised former captain Saleem Malik saying: “He was adverse, egocentric and handled me like a servant. He demanded I therapeutic massage him, he ordered me to scrub his garments and boots.”
Now, Wasim Akram has criticised one other former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif. “The lobbyists had been at work. In July 2000, Rashid Latif gave an interview to The Sunday Telegraph by which he claimed to have been provided £15,000 to make sure Pakistan had been bowled out for beneath 300 within the 1996 Lord’s Check. And who is aware of? Possibly he had. However had he advised me, his captain, on the time? No. Had he reported it to his coach or supervisor? No. Had he advised Qayyum? No. Amazingly, these tales solely ever got here out when he wished consideration,” learn an excerpt from Akram’s autobiography, as per a report by Cricket Pakistan.
Akram has additionally referred to as former teammate Aamir Sohail a ‘Zombie determine’. “I used to be publicly reinstated as captain for the DMC Trophy in Toronto. The clamour for change was glad by a brand new coach, Wasim Raja, and new selectors: Wasim’s brother Ramiz, Naushad Ali and Abdur Raquib. They recalled, after his tireless lobbying, the zombie determine of Aamir Sohail,” one other excerpt of the learn.
He didn’t spare his long-time tempo bowling companion Waqar Younis too. “Waqar, by then (2003) was not in our greatest XI. He was made captain due to Tauqir, and Tauqir was a nuisance. Shoaib, for instance, took it into his head to contact Tauqir immediately with a request that he be joined by his personal physician, Tauseef Razzaq,” an excerpt said.
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