Wasim Akram could make ball talk, says TendulkarBreaking

January 13, 2023

Legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar has stated that Pakistan’s ‘Sultan of Swing’ Wasim Akram could make the ball talk.  The Indian cricket great said in his publication that cricket was a team game but truly it’s a war between bat and ball. Wasim Akram used to be the biggest challenge for the opposite team’s batters, he said.

“Batters learn and polish their skills while facing a bowler of such calibre and this experience always stays with you,” he said. He said Akram was a master and could make the ball talk. “His run-up was natural unlike other bowlers. He was never bound to count his steps,” Tendulkar added. “Wasim Akram used to do effective bowling with any start; when I faced him for the first time, it was a completely new and unique experience. I remember every match played against him,” he said.

In his Test career, Akram took 414 wickets in 104 matches, a Pakistani record, at an average of 23.62 and scored 2,898 runs, at an average of 22.64. In One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Akram took 502 wickets in 356 appearances, at an average of 23.52 and scored 3,717 runs, at an average of 16.52.

Credit : Independent News Pakistan-INP