‘Sultan of Swing' Wasim Akram inducted into PCB Hall of Fame



‘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.