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File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)

'I can't say': Wasim Akram reacts after Pakistan's batting failure vs England

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 02:16 PM IST
  • The legendary Wasim Akram expressed surprise over Pakistan's batting failure against England in the first ODI in Cardiff.
Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar during the 2019 World Cup in England. (Getty Images)
Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar during the 2019 World Cup in England. (Getty Images)

Wasim Akram opens up on his equation with Sachin, Lara and others

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • Wasim Akram was asked to name a player he felt would be a match for him, but the former Pakistan captain instead spoke about how he took it up as a challenge to bowl against some of the greats of the game.
Wasim Akram took to Twitter to share the video of him helping a turtle.(Hindustan Times)
Wasim Akram took to Twitter to share the video of him helping a turtle.(Hindustan Times)

Wasim Akram helps upside down turtle to get into water, shares video

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 04:36 PM IST
In the video, Wasim Akram narrates what he is doing while rescuing the turtle.
File Photo: Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
File Photo: Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

ICC, Ashwin, Vaughan, and Akram pay tribute to Hall of Famer Adam Gilchrist

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, was praised by several cricketers from both the past and the present.'Changed the face of cricket': ICC pays tribute to Hall of Famer Adam Gilchrist, Ashwin, Vaughan, and Akram chip in
Wasim Akram explains why Mohammad Amir is ‘so important’ for Pakistan team(HT Collage)
Wasim Akram explains why Mohammad Amir is ‘so important’ for Pakistan team(HT Collage)

'If he retired from Test cricket, it's his problem': Akram on Amir's retirement

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:36 AM IST
Wasim Akram said that Mohammad Amir can guide the young bowlers of the team in a pressure situation and together they can give positive results as ‘bowlers come in packs’.
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)

'Not a fool, I don't tolerate misbehaviour': Akram on not coaching Pakistan

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:54 AM IST
  • Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has explained his reasons behind not wanting to coach the Pakistan cricket team.
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)
File image of Wasim Akram. (Getty Images)

NZ, Ind, Eng, Pak? Wasim Akram picks his favourite to win 2021 T20 World Cup

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram was asked about his pick to win the T20 World Cup, to which he replied that four teams are capable of winning the ICC event.
File Photos of Kapil Dev (left) and Jonathan Agnew (right).(HT Collage)
File Photos of Kapil Dev (left) and Jonathan Agnew (right).(HT Collage)

'He made fast bowling sexy': Agnew pays tribute to ICC Hall of Famer Kapil Dev

UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:17 PM IST
  • The contributions and accolades of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain, were celebrated by ICC during their Hall of Fame series.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram (L), Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram (L), Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)

‘He’s one of the best in the world, should be in Pakistan's WT20 squad’

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Former captain Wasim Akram feels that Mohammad Amir should be in Pakistan’s World T20 squad stating that the latter is an experienced cricketer and can guide the younger players in the team.
Ashwin amazed by Wasim Akram's swing bolwing
Ashwin amazed by Wasim Akram's swing bolwing

Ashwin astonished by Wasim Akram’s lethal bowling in death overs - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Ashwin shared the video clip on Twitter and tagged Akram in his post. The Indian spinner also hailed the Pakistan bowling great as the ‘king’ of fast bowling.
Shoaib Akhtar (left) and Shaheen Afridi (right).(HT collage)
Shoaib Akhtar (left) and Shaheen Afridi (right).(HT collage)

Shoaib Akhtar believes Shaheen Afridi need not be rested

UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that bowling legends like Imran Khan and Wasim Akram used to bowl more overs in the net than Shaheen in recent time
Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty Images)
Wasim Akram and Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty Images)

He got hit and smashed next ball for 6: Prasad narrates Sachin vs Akram battle

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • Venkatesh Prasad, who played alongside and under Sachin Tendulkar praised the former India captain’s calm demeanour on the field, saying the batsman would hardly show any emotion while batting.
Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram during the 2019 World Cup. (Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram during the 2019 World Cup. (Getty Images)

Akram sends heart-warming message to Tendulkar wishing for his speedy recovery

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 04:16 PM IST
  • Wasim Akram, who played against Sachin Tendulkar for years and formed a healthy rivalry with him during the 1990s, tweeted a heart-warming wish to the India great, hoping for him to make a speedy recovery.
Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)
Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)

Haven’t seen a bold & brave Asian team on a tougher Australia Tour: Wasim Akram

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lauded India’s show Down Under, stating that he hadn’t seen a bolder and braver Asian team tour Australia than this one.
Jasprit Bumrah in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah in his bowling stride.(Getty Images)

‘This thing used to be the art of Pakistanis’: Shoaib Akhtar explains why Jasprit Bumrah is going to be the ‘most unusual but great fast bowler’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Akhtar has said that Bumrah uses a tactic that former Pakistan pacers Wasim Akram, Akhtar and Waqar Younis used to do.
Thangarasu Natarajan
Thangarasu Natarajan

Gully boys: Rising from bylanes to the fast tracks

New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:58 AM IST
T Natarajan is the latest addition to the fascinating tales of pacers rising from tennis ball cricket.
File image of Wasim Akram.(File)
File image of Wasim Akram.(File)

Wasim Akram backs Babar Azam to take over Test captaincy, urges him to be assertive

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:47 PM IST
“You ask me as a former player, yes, I back Babar to become Test captain because he is our future and he can continue for a long time,” Akram said on YouTube channel ‘Cricket Baaz’.
File image of former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.(Getty Images)
File image of former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.(Getty Images)

‘Sports shouldn’t be a victim of politics’: Wasim Akram wants Pakistan youngsters to play IPL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 06:58 AM IST
IPL 2020: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is not happy with the fact that Pakistan youngsters are missing out on the chance to play in the IPL and in fact, wants to see Indian cricketers playing the PSL.
Wasim Akram reacts during the Bushfire Cricket Bash T20 match between the Ponting XI and the Gilchrist XI at Junction Oval on February 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.(Getty Images)
Wasim Akram reacts during the Bushfire Cricket Bash T20 match between the Ponting XI and the Gilchrist XI at Junction Oval on February 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.(Getty Images)

IPL 2020: Wish to see Indian and Pakistani players in each other’s T20 league, says Akram

Dubai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Akram believes that T20 cricket has changed the dynamics of the game and comes as a huge booster for youngsters who not just get a platform, but also gain experience spending time with the stars.
File image of Wasim Akram.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Wasim Akram.(Hindustan Times)

‘You boys owe Pakistan cricket’: Wasim Akram wants England return the favour and tour Pak

SOUTHAMPTON, England | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Former Pakistan skipper and fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram has said that England must tour Pakistan in 2022 reciprocating the visit of Azhar Ali and his men despite the coronavirus pandemic
Harris came to the US as an immigrant from Tamil Nadu in India.(Reuters Photo)
Harris came to the US as an immigrant from Tamil Nadu in India.(Reuters Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Have never made a dosa’, Kamala Harris heard saying in old video that surfaced after her nomination all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)

I asked him ‘What’s your secret?’: Wasim Akram names batsman who played him better than anyone else

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Despite troubling batsmen all around the world, Akram reckons there was one player in particular who played his reverse-swing better than anyone else.
Virat Kohli shakes hands with Saeed Ajmal as Mohammad Irfan watches(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli shakes hands with Saeed Ajmal as Mohammad Irfan watches(Getty Images)

Virat Kohli said this on my face: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Irfan narrates how he shocked India captain with pace

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Pakistan bowler Mohammad Irfan had a deceptive pace too. This was found out by none other than current India captain Virat Kohli, according to an incident narrated by the Pakistani paceman.
Wasim Akram not happy with Azhar Ali.(ALLSPORT/Reuters)
Wasim Akram not happy with Azhar Ali.(ALLSPORT/Reuters)

‘Our captain missed a trick quite a few times’: Wasim Akram disappointed with Azhar Ali’s leadership in Manchester

Reuters | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Ali and his men held the upper hand for most part of the series opener and had England, chasing 277 for victory, reeling at 117-5 at Old Trafford before England fought back. Jos Buttler (75) and Chris Woakes (84 not out) forged a 139-run stand to help the hosts go 1-0 up in the three-test series.
Wasim Akram(Screengrab)
Wasim Akram(Screengrab)

Wasim Akram passes his verdict on Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, and Martin Crowe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Wasim Akram reserved high-praise for West Indies’ Brain Lara, India’s Sachin Tendulkar, Australia’s Ricky Ponting but stated that New Zealand’s Martin Crowe will always find a mention in his list of greats.
File image of Imam-ul-Haq.(AP)
File image of Imam-ul-Haq.(AP)

‘Would cry in the showers’: Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq opens up on nepotism accusations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 12:29 PM IST
When Imam was first picked for the Pakistan national team for an ODI tour in Sri Lanka, the batsman faced multiple accusations of nepotism from various corners of social media.
File image of Shahid Afridi.(PTI)
File image of Shahid Afridi.(PTI)

‘Shahid Afridi was unable to bowl or bat’: Aamer Sohail slams Pakistan’s 1999 World Cup selection

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Sohail, who captained Pakistan in six Tests in 1998 and in 22 ODIs between 1996 and 1998, described how he was more inclined towards making Mohammad Yousuf open the innings for the World Cup but the management opted for Afridi.
Sourav Ganguly (in front) standing with Greg Chappell and Rahul Dravid(Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly (in front) standing with Greg Chappell and Rahul Dravid(Twitter)

My coach didn’t play Wasim, McGrath and Shoaib, I did: Sourav Ganguly explains how he remained positive after being dropped

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly, who was dropped after returning from the Zimbabwe tour in 2005, said he never lost confidence because he knew he had scored runs against the likes of Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar.
Chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Misbah-ul-Haq.(AP)
Chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Misbah-ul-Haq.(AP)

Misbah, Akram in radar as new ethics code may end multiple roles

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The 27-page code was approved at the last meeting of the PCB’s Board of Governors and aims to cover every individual working with the Board and the PSL.
File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Imnages)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Imnages)

Sachin Tendulkar’s back spasm was maybe a psychological tactic against Pakistan: Saqlain Mushtaq on 1999 Chennai Test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Remembering that iconic Test match which Pakistan won by 12 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said the back spasm was probably Sachin’s tactic to apply psychological pressure on the Pakistan bowlers.
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