Famous former Australian cricket team’s captain Ricky Ponting called Wasim Akram as the most skilled fast-bowler he has ever faced on the ground.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted a picture of Ponting and Akram along with Australian cricketer’s words of appreciation for Wasim’s bowling skills.
“He (Akram) was probably the most skilled fast-bowler I played against and it wasn’t just with the new ball either. He had an ability to swing the new ball both ways close to 150kph. And when the ball got old, the reverse swing skills he had were quite remarkable.”
— ICC (@ICC) June 22, 2020
Ponting also said that he was always under pressure and never felt safe whenever he had faced Akram’s bowling.