9 Facts About Wasim Akram

1. On the next day, Wasim Akram tweeted about the same and thanked for all the love and support.

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2. In 2010, Wasim Akram was appointed the bowling coach consultant of Kolkata Knight Riders, the Indian Premier League team for Kolkata.

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3. In the 1996 Cricket World Cup, Wasim Akram missed the quarterfinal match against India which Pakistan lost and went out of the World Cup.

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4. Up until December 1991, Wasim Akram took 143 wickets in 107 matches, with an average of almost 24 and an economy rate of 3.84.

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5. In the same match, Wasim Akram took his first hat-trick against West Indies.

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6. On 7 July 2013, it was reported that Wasim Akram had become engaged to an Australian woman, Shaniera Thompson, whom he had met while on a visit to Melbourne in 2011 while participating in a Poker tournament at Crown Casino.

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7. At the age of 30, Wasim Akram was diagnosed with diabetes.

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8. On 30 September 2009, Wasim Akram was one of five new members inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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9. In October 2013, Wasim Akram was the only Pakistani cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

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