Wasim Akram has been a big name in World Cricket. The swing king has dominated the world cricket with his lethal bowling for more than a decade. Wasim Akram in a recent chat session with Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra said, “He would choose Sachin Tendulkar over Virat Kohli in terms of mental toughness”.
Wasim Akram has bowled many overs to Sachin Tendulkar. Wasim has seen the journey infront of his eyes, from 16 year old boy to becoming The Great Sachin Tendulkar. The famous rivalry between Sachin and lethal Pakistani trio Wasim, Waqar and Shoaib is very famous.
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Akram added, “Sachin knew that if I would try and sledge him, he would get even more determined. This is my take and I might be wrong. If I am to sledge Kohli will lose his temper. So, when a batsman gets angry, perhaps he will attack you and that is when you have the maximum chances of getting him out.”
Wasim also believes that Virat is a modern day great, and by the end of his career he will become one of the greatest batsman to ever grace the field. Wasim has a strong connection with India. Wasim Akram has coached IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Wasim was appointed as Bowling Coach Consultant of Kolkata Knight Riders, and under his tenure Kolkata Knight Riders lifted 2 IPL trophy. Although due to professional commitments he cut off time with the franchise.
Recently, Wasim Akram have again been surrounded by controversy, when former PCB chairman Khalid Mahmood alleged that Waim Akram paid money to former medium pacer Atta- Ur- Rahman to underperform in a match.