Wasim Akram, former Pakistan fast bowler said that his country cannot produce great fast bowlers and compete at the international level if they feed them lots of biryani. A reliable source tweeted about the same.
Akram also said that Imran Khan is his mentor, and he has learnt a lot from him both on and off the field. Akram added that he is happy to see that Pakistan’s chief selector, this time, is a player from the recent era.
Talking of Mohammad Aamer, he said that the tainted bowler’s primary focus at this moment should only be cricket and nothing else. “I told Amir to focus on only one thing; cricket. Leave everything else. He is future of Pakistan cricket,” he said.
Earlier, Akram who turned 50 on June 3, said that life is “exemplary” and that his Australian wife told him that half-century “is the new 40″. Regarded as one of the best left-arm pacemen ever to grace the game, Wasim – who celebrated with family and friends – said cricket had brought him great fame, adding: “1.5 billion people across the subcontinent and beyond love me”. “My wife told me 50 is the new 40,” he told .
In a storied career of 104 Tests between 1984 and 2003, Wasim took 414 wickets and 502 in 356 one-day internationals – both still a Pakistan record.