Pakistan’s former cricket captain Wasim Akram celebrates his 54th quarantine birthday on June 03.
Wasim Akram, the most skillful fast bowler ever has a magical ability to swing the ball both ways at express pace.
During his career, Akram won several memorable matches for Pakistan single-handedly.
In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Wasim Arkam snapped up 916 wickets from 460 internationals at an average of 23.57.
17 years after his retirement, he is still Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in both Test and ODI cricket.
The fast bowler also achieved a milestone to make two hat-tricks in two successive games of Asian Test Championship in 1999.
He had a successful captaincy stint with county club Lancashire as under Akram, the team won the ECB Trophy and Axa League and finished second in the championship tournament despite losing only five matches in all competitions throughout the season.
However, Wasim Akram has extended thankfulness for all the warm wishes he had received on his birthday from friends and fans.
Thank you everyone for all my birthday messages, I’ve spent almost a quarter of this year in quarantine so I really don’t think it’s fair to count this birthday, so I have decided to remain 53 for one more year. It’s only fair 🤷🏽♂️ #ThankYouForTheBirthdayLove #StayHomeStaySafe
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 3, 2020
The former player also joked to remain 53 rather than turning a year old as he has spent the quarter of this year 2020 at home being quarantined.
WISHES ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) June 3, 2020
✴️ 104 Tests, 356 ODIs
✴️ 916 international wickets
✴️ 6,615 runs
✴️ 1992 Men's @cricketworldcup champion
— ICC (@ICC) June 3, 2020
#OnThisDay Happy Birthday Wasim Akram 🎂🎂
A match-winner like no other, the king of swing turns 54 today 👑 ⚡️
What's your most memorable Wasim Akram moment? pic.twitter.com/oYXNKlOQwu
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 3, 2020
Happy birthday Waseem bhai…Stay blessed..:)
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) June 3, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1966. One of the all-time greats, Wasim Akram was born in Lahore:
414 Test wickets, ave of 23.62
502 ODI wickets, ave of 23.52
Econ-rate of 3.89 in ODIs
25 times 5 wickets in a Test
5 times 10 wickets in a Test
17 times 4 wickets in a ODI
World Cup winner#Cricket pic.twitter.com/XDpuQXcV9t
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 3, 2020
Happy birthday @wasimakramlive !! The king of swing 👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 3, 2020
Such is Wasim Akram's legacy and influence on Pakistan's cricket that right now there are 12 active international left-arm fast bowlers in the country. Happy Birthday to the GOAT left-arm quick @wasimakramlive.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 3, 2020
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 3, 2020
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) June 3, 2020
Wife Shaniera Akram has also wished her husband Wasim with a special note and much love. She hopes to spend quality time with her partner on his special day.
Happy Birthday @wasimakramlive .I’ve cleared my schedule for the unforeseeable future.I won’t be meeting anyone,going to salons,seeing friends or leaving the house unnecessarily.I’m literally going stop all social activities just to spend quality time with you #QuarantineBday 🥳
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) June 3, 2020