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KARACHI: Wasim Akram has claimed that “some folks” nonetheless use his title to “promote” themselves, a reference to ex-opener Aamir Sohail who has blamed the tempo nice for Pakistan not successful the World Cup since 1992.

“Every time I hear these detrimental issues about myself I really feel very unhappy that it has been 17 years since I retired however even at the moment they’re some folks utilizing my title to advertise themselves,” Akram stated on an internet present.

Wasim stated even he may say quite a lot of detrimental issues about others however avoided doing so.

“I can even make detrimental feedback about these folks however what objective will it serve. That’s the reason I maintain quiet. I simply take into consideration the respect and love I’ve earned from the folks over time and even 17 years after retirement,” he stated.

Sohail, who can also be a former Pakistan captain, has claimed that Akram’s job as captain within the 1996 and 1999 World Cup and as a senior participant within the 2003 version was to make sure that Pakistan by no means repeated their 1992 title-winning feat.

“It is quite simple. Put the 1992 World Cup to at least one facet and speak in regards to the 1996 World Cup. In 1995, Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik was the captain earlier than that, he was very profitable and if he may have spent yet one more 12 months as captain then Wasim wouldn’t have been main the facet,” Sohail was quoted as saying by Daybreak.

“In the event you take a look at what occurred until 2003, there was this persistence earlier than each World Cup to take away the captain and put Wasim Akram in that function…Look, the most important contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was ensuring Pakistan doesn’t win a World Cup after 92,” he added.

Former Pakistan pacer Ata ur Rehman and former PCB chiefs, Khalid Mahmood and Lt Normal (retd) Tauqir Zia, have additionally talked about Akram’s title whereas discussing the match-fixing allegations of the 90s and the Justice Malik Qayyum report.


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