In an exclusive column on the eve of 100 days to go for the World Cup 2015, Wasim wrote:
“Personally, I think a World Cup triumph completes the career of a professional cricketer. And the testament to this are the reactions of Sachin Tendulkar when he lifted the World Cup in his sixth attempt in Mumbai in 2011.”
“These were an expression of total satisfaction from a modest and humble player who wanted to win the World Cup so desperately. On 2 April 2011, Tendulkar engraved his name in gold as the greatest, most accomplished and complete cricketer.”
Akram, who was a part of Pakistan’s World Cup win in 1992, said that a World Cup win in a great players career means a lot to his self-satisfaction .
“In contrast, there are some of the modern day icons who have never tasted a World Cup success. Ask Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Jacques Kallis, and they will tell you what is missing from their distinguished careers.”