Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar made a shocking declare, saying he would have taken Wasim Akram’s life if the latter made an method relating to match-fixing.
“I was watching few matches of the 1990s and I was amazed to see how Wasim Akram got Pakistan through impossible situations with his brilliant bowling,” Cricket Pakistan quoted Akhtar as saying throughout a tv present.
“I will say it very clearly that if Wasim Akram had asked me to do match-fixing, I would have destroyed him or even kill him. But he never said such a thing to me,” he added.
The Rawalpindi Express additionally thanked Akram for supporting him throughout the early days of his cricketing profession.
“I played with him for seven to eight years and I can quote many instances where he gave me cover by taking the responsibility of picking up the top-order wickets while leaving the tail-enders for me,” stated the 44-year-outdated.
“He even let me bowl from my preferred bowling even though he had a lot more wickets that I did,” he added.
Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is by which he scalped 178, 247 and 19 wickets respectively.
Akram, alternatively, performed 104 Tests and 356 ODIs by which he bagged 414 and 502 wickets respectively.