Wasim Akram’s fearsome inswing yorkers must still make the batsmen of the 80s and 90s shiver.
Those balls that hit the feet while running are still vivid in the memory of cricket lovers.
The ‘Sultan of Swing’ is one of the greatest cricketers of all time. 414 wickets in Tests and 502 wickets in ODIs are statistical samples of his excellence.
Could swing the ball both ways; Many batsmen who faced him used to say that this former Pakistan left-arm pacer bowled six balls in one over.
It has been 19 years since he left the game. But he proved that the edge of the ball is still unbreakable.
In a charity match, he walked a few steps and bowled former England captain Mike Atherton with an inswinging yorker, which can be remembered by cricket lovers.
The match was a ‘Wellbeing of Women Celebrity’ charity match. The late Australian legend Shane Warne is also remembered in this match. Besides Wasim Akram,
Mike Atherton, Brian Lara, Ian Bell, Monty Panesar, Neil Johnson, Charlotte Edwards, Mark Nicholas and Manoj Badale, one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals, were present in this match organized in Manchester.
The role of umpire was Clive Lloyd, the legendary captain who won two World Cups for West Indies
Mike Atherton has been dismissed six times in his career by Wasim Akram. Among them four times in Tests, twice in ODIs.
He was bowled once in Test, once in ODI. He was first dismissed by Akram in the Old Trafford Test in 1992. Although that was cut behind.
Moeen Khan took his catch behind the wicket. He was bowled for the first time in 92 in the Headingley Test.
LBW in 1996 Lord’s Test. In the same series at Headingley, he was caught by Moeen Khan off Akram’s ball.
He was bowled at Old Trafford in ODI in 1996. In the same series, Atherton was dismissed again by Akram with a catch by Shahid Nazir.
Wasim Akram joked on his Twitter after bowling Atherton in the charity match yesterday,
‘Sorry Atherton! Maybe we are old. But some things still remain between us.’