Wasim Akram

  • CLT20: Wasim Akram credits Gambhir's leadership for KKR success 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday said that captain Gautam Gambhir's leadership and the team bonding is responsible for its success in the IPL and the ongoing Champions League T20. "The credit for the success of any team goes to the captain first, the way he has...
  • CLT20: It's good to have Wasim Akram around, says Andre Russell September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Refusing to revel in the early spotlight after his blitzkrieg in the Champions League Twenty20 opener, Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder Andre Russell has credited the team's support staff and said that having the great Wasim Akram in the dugout is a big plus. "The support staff of KKR is...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • Humaima Malick: Wasim Akram is a very dear friend and will always remain one August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was reportedly in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, says she is still good friends with him. "He is a very dear friend and will always remain one," Humaima said here. The actress, who will be seen in Bollywood film "Raja Natwarlal" with Emraan Hashmi,...
  • Wasim Akram and I were always friends and will remain so: Humaima Malick July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was rumoured to be dating former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, said, she and Akram have always been friends. The actress, will be next seen with Emraan Hashmi in 'Raja Natwarlal'. "I don't know from where these reports came. There was nothing between me and Wasim....
  • Leader Talk: Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia July 5, 2014

    IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Cochairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Wasim Akram backs Shahid Afridi as Pakistan T20 captain June 12, 2014

    Karachi: Legendary pacer Wasim Akram has backed senior allrounder Shahid Afridi to succeed Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of Pakistan's T20 team. Akram said Afridi is the best choice to lead the national T20 team after Hafeez had stepped down from the post following Pakistan's dismal outing in the World T20...
  • Wasim Akram lashes out critics who question his KKR job June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows. A visibly upset Wasim said on Geo News channel on Thursday that he was...
  • IPL 7: Gambhir's performance a boost for Knight Riders, says Akram May 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach, legendary pacer Wasim Akram on Wednesday lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for instilling confidence among the players which reflected in their performance in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL to...
  • KKR has got 'ammunition' to win IPL 7, says Wasim Akram May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing another IPL title after entering the playoffs, 2012 champions Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll with a sevenmatch winning streak and bowling coach Wasim Akram has said that the purple brigade has all the "ammunition" to do it again. "We are sure looking at the final. Topfour...
  • IPL 7: Backinform Yusuf Pathan hails Wasim Akram's impact May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan, who was back in the limelight after his blistering knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, attributed his success to team's bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers. Yusuf Pathan's lightning knock of 22ball 72 blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • IndiaPakistan Cricket should be revived: Wasim Akram May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pace legend Wasim Akram feels it is high time that the bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan are revived as the fans in subcontinent deserve to enjoy the historic rivalry which has produced some exhilarating action on the field. "I have always maintained that sports and politics should...
  • Akram sees Kolkata Knight Riders in final four in IPL 7 April 28, 2014

    Encouraged by the presence of many "team players", Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram has expressed confidence that his side will make it to the final four in the IPL as they have a "good enough" bowling attack. "We just went for the players we thought are team players and...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets April 19, 2014

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement that...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram April 15, 2014

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over the...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach April 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to bring back former skipper Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national team as current coach Moin Khan is tipped to take over as the head of the national selection committee. According to a report published in The Dawn, the legendary fast...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes April 11, 2014

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West Indies,...
  • World Twenty20: Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: As cricket's big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations qualified automatically, joined by Bangladesh...
  • We need an aggressive skipper for 2015 World Cup: Wasim March 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram has raised question marks over the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and said the PCB needs to appoint a brave and aggressive skipper for the 2015 World Cup. The former seamer told reporters here that while there was no question about Misbah-ul-Haq's batting performances, the situation was...
  • Wasim Akram tips Pakistan amongst favourites in World Twenty20 March 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and legendary paceman Wasim Akram Tuesday tipped Pakistan as one of top three favourites to win the World Twenty20 starting in Bangladesh next week. The fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with 16 teams in competition will be held in from March 16 to April 6. "For...
  • Some tips for Shapoor Zadran from legendary Wasim Akram March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Known to have shaped careers of many, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram on Wednesday gave some valuable tips to mercurial Afghanistani leftarm pacer Shapoor Zadran. Akram was seen showing Shapoor how to deliver the ball from a high arm action as the Afghan pacer listened to him with rapt attention. The Pakistani...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia February 22, 2014

    IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Cochairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Zaheer still has a big role to play in Indian cricket: Wasim Akram February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram and former India bowling coach Eric Simons feel leftarm pacer Zaheer Khan still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket before he finally hangs up his boots. After spending close to a year away from the side, Zaheer made a comeback in South...
  • Pakistan's Wasim Akram urges unity ahead of ICC meet February 7, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram Friday warned cricket administrators that the game could not afford a damaging split, as they prepare to debate controversial plans to reform the governing body. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will meet in Singapore on Saturday to discuss and possibly vote on a plan to...
  • Wasim Akram to be back as KKR bowling adviser for IPL 7 February 10, 2014

    Kolkata: After a oneyear hiatus, legendary pacer Wasim Akram will be back as bowling adviser of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the coming season of the Indian Premier League, the franchise announced on Thursday. "Akram has told us that his services will be available for the full length of the...
  • Akram, Miandad in fourmember panel to find new Pakistan coach January 22, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a fourmember committee that includes two of its top former captains, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, to select the new head coach and batting and fielding coaches for the national team. With the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup round the corner, the...
  • Akram wants Sachin Tendulkar to play his last Test against Pakistan September 12, 2013

    Karachi: Famed Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram said Thursday he hoped Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar would play his final Test farewell against Pakistan in Kolkata. World record run-getter Tendulkar, 40, is set to achieve the unique record of playing his 200th Test later this year against the West Indies, who...
  • Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend August 22, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note. "I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me,...
  • 1992 World Cup victory changed Pakistan cricket: Inzamam August 2, 2013

    Dubai: Former captain InzamamulHaq has said victory in the 1992 World Cup heralded a golden era for Pakistan, in which the country not only produced some of the best cricketers but also yielded outstanding results on the international scene. Inzamam scored a total of 225 runs in 10 innings during the...