LAHORE (Staff Report) – Swing King Wasim Akram, remembered by fans as ‘ one of the “Sultans of Swing”, turned 50 today (on Friday).
The retired left-arm pacer took to Twitter to thank his friends and fans for wishing him well.
.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
Born on the 3rd of June 1966 in Lahore, he began his cricketing career in the 80’s and retired in the year 2003. He is considered to be a core player in the team that bagged the World Cup for Pakistan in 1992, still considered to be the country’s greatest cricketing glory.
— J. Fragrances (@FragrancesJ) June 1, 2016
During his career, Wasim was the highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 502 scalps but was surpassed 6 years after retirement by Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. He was also one of the rare talents to have never played first-class cricket before making his debut for Pakistan.