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newscricket25 days ago

Used to enjoy pressure of playing against India, admits Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has admitted that despite encounters versus India being filled with pressure, he loved and enjoyed playing against the Men in Blue. Akram also recalled the Chennai Test in 1999, where, after the win, the tourists were given a round of applause and standing ovation by the Chennai crowd.
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newscricketa month ago

Wasim Akram names his all-time top batsmen; ranks Sachin Tendulkar fifth

Wasim Akram has named his all-time top five batsmen that he has played with or played against, where he noted Viv Richards, Martin Crowe, Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul-Haq as top four. The pacer named Sachin Tendulkar as the fifth-best and reasoned out that the duo didn’t meet much in Tests.
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newscricketa month ago

Everyone used to compare Irfan Pathan to Wasim Akram, recalls Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina recalled how everyone in the cricketing world used to compare Irfan Pathan to yesteryear star Wasim Akram for his bowling style. However, after initially impressing with the Indian side, Pathan’s form fell down the slope, something which he ended up never recovering from.
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newscricketa month ago

Cannot host World T20 without spectators, reckons Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has opined that World T20 is all about atmosphere with spectators coming in from all over the world to support their teams and added that the tournament cannot be hosted without spectators. Akram also stated that the ICC must wait for a suitable time to host the T20 event.
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newscricketa month ago

Foreign players admit PSL’s bowling quality excels IPL’s, states Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has stated that, according to the foreign players, the PSL’s bowling quality excels the one showcased by its corresponding Indian league. He also claimed that the PSL is the second-best in the world only behind IPL but added that it would not be fair to compare the two T20 tournaments.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sunil Gavaskar picks combined India-Pakistan XI; no place for Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has picked his combined India-Pakistan XI and has made some surprising choices, including picking Virender Sehwag to open, whilst omitting both Dravid and Dhoni. Gavaskar’s XI features five Indians, including Sachin, Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani.
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newscricket2 months ago

Can Virat Kohli break Sachin Tendulkar’s many records, doubts Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has questioned if Virat Kohli, who he called a champion player, can go on to break all the records that Sachin Tendulkar possesses in his 24-year-long career. The former Pakistani pacer has added that both of them have different styles of play and are completely different players.
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newscricket2 months ago

Would advise Jasprit Bumrah to choose rest over County Cricket, says Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram, who had some of the best years for Lancashire in the County Cricket, has stated that Jasprit Bumrah should prioritise rest over county for the amount of cricket he plays in a year. Akram further stated that young bowlers of the current generation should play more first-class cricket.
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newscricket2 months ago

So many years later, the best batsmen in the world still talk about me, insists Mohammed Asif

Mohammed Asif has revealed that he should have been treated better by the PCB for the kind of talent he was back in 2008-09. Asif, who was banned by the PCB for his involvement in spot-fixing, further added that the best batsmen in the world still talking about him is his greatest validation.
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newscricket3 months ago

Gautam Gambhir as KKR skipper had massive influence on me, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Kuldeep Yadav has showered praise on former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir, who took the onus on himself to keep a young Kuldeep motivated. After joining KKR in 2011, Gambhir led the franchise to its maiden IPL title in 2012, beating Chennai Super Kings in the final.
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