Wasim Akram Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Wasim Akram Full Biography


The left-arm pacer and the Sultan of swing Wasim Akram was born on June 3, 1966, at Lahore Punjab Pakistan. Wasim Akram is probably the best fast bowler Pakistan has ever produced Wasim Akram was the important part of Pakistan’s ICC world cup 1992 campaign.

Wasim Akram Biography
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 Wasim Akram Basic Information 

  • Name: Wasim Akram
  • Nickname: Sultan of Swing
  • Role: Bowling all-rounder
  • Batting Style: Left-hand batsman
  • Bowling Style: Left Arm fast bowler

Physical Appearance of Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram at gym
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  • Height (approx.): 6 ft 2 in
  • Weight (approx.): 85 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Wasim Akram

  • Date of Birth: June 3, 1966
  • Age: 53 years
  • Birth Place: Lahore Punjab Pakistan
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • School: N/A
  • College: Government Islamia College Lahore
  • Educational Qualifications: Graduated
  • Net worth: 40 Million USD

Wasim Akram Family & Religion

Wasim Akram with his family
Wasim Akram with his family
  • Father: Chaudhary Muhammed Akram
  • Mother: Begum Akram Chaudhry
  • Brother: N/A
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor: Javed Miandad
  • Religion: Islam
  • Address: Lahore Punjab Pakistan

Cricket Career Of Wasim Akram 

  • Test: 25 January 1985 v New Zealand
  • ODI: 23 November 1984 v New Zealand
  • T20: Hasn’t ever played T20 international
  • Jersey Number: 03
  • Domestic/State Teams: PIA, Hampshire
  • Nature on the field: Calm

Batting Career 

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 104 147 19 2898 257 22.64 5389 53.78 3 1 7 324 57
ODI 356 280 55 3717 86 16.52 4208 88.33 0 0 6 247 121

Bowling Career

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 104 181 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 2.59 23.62 54.65 25 5
ODI 356 351 18186 11812 502 5/15 5/15 3.9 23.53 36.23 6 0

Source: Cricbuzz

Highlighted Records Of Wasim Akram

  • Wasim Akram was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets and still holds the record for taking the most ODI wickets as seamer (502).
  • Wasim Akram is the only bowler to have achieved four hat-tricks in international cricket.
  • Akram one of only two bowlers to have taken both a Test match and One Day International hat-trick, the other being Pakistan fast bowler, Mohammad Sami.
  • Wasim Akram was the first bowler in international cricket to take more than 400 wickets in both Tests and ODIs.
  • Wasim Akram holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in ODI history at a single ground (122, Sharjah Cricket Stadium).
  • Akram the record for taking the most number of ODI wickets as captain (158).
  • Wasim Akram scored an unbeaten 257 runs from 363 balls against Zimbabwe which is the highest score and most number of balls faced by a number eight batsman in tests.

Wasim Akram Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Listening Music
  • Favorite Cricketers: Javed Miandad, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar (Batsman) Imran Khan Malcolm Marshall (Bowler)
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: Jahangir Khan (Squash Player)
  • Favorite Food: European and Oriental food
  • Favorite Color: Black

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Wasim Akram Relationship Status

Wasim Akram with his wife
Wasim Akram with his wife
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Shaniera Thompson
  • Ex-wife: Huma Mufti
  • Marriage Date: 1st Marriage Date: October 12, 1993. 2nd marriage Date: August 12 2013
  • Children: 03

Awards and Recognitions Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram Awards
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  • On March 23, 2019, Wasim Akram was awarded Hilal e Imtiaz.
  • In 2003 Wasim Akram won Lux most Stylish Sportsmen Award
  • Akram was awarded Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1993 for his sporting achievements.

Controversies did by  (  Wasim Akram )

  • In 1992, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were accused of ball-tampering by the English media after the win against England but no proofs have been found till today.
  • In April 1993, Wasim made his 1st tour as Pakistan’s captain in the West Indies tour. He along with three teammates and 2 British girls were arrested for possession of marijuana. They were later released on bail.
  • There are still claims that Akram had set up the match for Australia in ICC World Cup 1999. But none of the allegations were proved.
  • In the 2003 Cricket World CupPakistan couldn’t qualify for the next round, resulting in eight players including Akram to be sacked by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Lesser-Known Facts

  • Javed Miandad included Wasim in the national team without any significant domestic experience.

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