Wasim Akram


Cricket is a hugely popular sport in Pakistan, and there have been some incredible Pakistani cricket players. One of the all-time greats has to be the left-arm fast bowler and batsman Wasim Akram. Here are five fun facts about this record breaking cricketer.


  • He was born on June 3 in 1966. 

  • His nickname is The King of Swing because of his ability to swing a cricket ball. 

  • He took more than 500 wickets in one day international matches (ODIs). 

  • He took an incredible 400 wickets in international test matches. 

  • He was placed into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.


Even now he is still one of the most popular sport celebrities in Pakistan and a cricket legend around the world.