The former left arm fast bowler tweeted, “Woke up this morning on my 50th birthday with my kids & wife around me & messages from all over!Thank you for all the love & wishes today.”
.Woke up this morning on my 50th birthday with my kids & wife around me & messages from all over!Thank you for all the love & wishes today
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 3, 2016
Wasim Akram was born on June 3rd, 1966 in Lahore. He is considered the best left arm bowler in the cricket world. He made his test debut against New Zealand at Auckland on 25th January, 1985.
The Pakistani cricketer is the leading wicket taker in one day cricket with 502 wickets in 356 matches whereas he also got 414 wickets in 104 test matches he played.
Apart from a world class bowler, he proved his mettle with the blade as well. He scored 2898 test runs and 3717 one day runs through out his career.
Akram played a key role in Pakistan’s 1992 Cricket World Cup win and led the side in the 1999 edition of the tournament, where the team lost in the final.
He hung up his boots in 2003 after playing cricket for 19 years. The former cricketer has served as mentor in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders and does commentary on national and foreign channels.
His first wife Huma passed away due to a cardiac arrest in 2009. He got married the second time to Australian national Shaneira Thomson after remaining in news for his close-friendship with actress Sushmita Sen.