Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricketer who was born on June 3, 1966, in Lahore, Pakistan. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, known for his ability to swing the ball at high speeds and his aggressive and competitive playing style.
Akram made his debut for the Pakistan cricket team in 1984, and he quickly established himself as one of the most talented and feared bowlers in the world. He played in three Cricket World Cups for Pakistan, helping them win the tournament in 1992. He was also a key player in Pakistan’s victory in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.
Akram retired from international cricket in 2003, having played 104 Tests and 356 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan. He took 414 Test wickets and 502 ODI wickets, making him the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in both formats. He was also a skilled lower-order batsman, scoring over 3,000 runs in Test cricket and over 6,000 runs in ODI cricket.
After retiring from cricket, Akram became a commentator and a coach, and he was also involved in various philanthropic and charitable initiatives. He was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame in 2009, and he continues to be regarded as one of the greatest and most influential cricketers in the history of the sport.