‘Sultan of Swing' Wasim Akram
inducted into PCB Hall of Fame
‘Sultan of Swing'
Wasim Akram inducted into PCB Hall of Fame
23 February 2022 Authorbet365baji
Wasim Akram is one of the best fast
bowlers in the game's history. In his brilliant career, which spanned nearly two decades, he
bowled many match-winning stents for Pakistan. Akram was a pioneer of the reverse swing and
making the ball speak for itself, even on dead wickets. It's been 19 years since the speed
legend retired from international cricket, but the Pakistan Cricket Board recently honoured him
with an honorary mention (PCB).
The 'Sultan of Swing' has been inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame for his extraordinary
contribution to cricket. Before the start of the PSL 2022 league game between Karachi Kings and
Quetta Gladiators at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, which also happens to be Wasim Akram's home
ground, the West Indies legend and an ICC Hall of Famer Sir Vivian Richards presented Wasim
Akram with a commemorative cap and plaque.
After the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a video of the former captain's Hall of Fame
induction on their official Twitter account, Akram stepped forwards to say that it is a blessing
for him to have served his country and be recognised for it.
From 1984 through 2003, Akram had a successful international cricket career, taking 916 wickets
and scoring 6,615 runs in 104 Tests and 356 One Day Internationals. In 1992, he was a key member
of Pakistan's first and only ODI World Cup victory, and he was chosen Man of the Match in the
final at Melbourne's legendary MCG. The southpaw had also led the Men In Green to the 1999 World
Cup finals, where Australia defeated them.