Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim is one of the rising all-rounders of the present era. A limited-overs specialist, Imad Wasim made his international debut in 2015, beginning with a T20 in May against Zimbabwe. However, it was not until 2018, that the selectors began picking him regularly in the senior squad. Meanwhile, via a Twitter post, he opened up on his childhood hero.
It comes as no surprise that like many present Pakistan cricketers, Imad Wasim also looked up to Wasim Akram as his idol growing up. Wasim Akram was arguably the greatest of the bowlers produced by Pakistan. One of the finest exponents of reverse-swing bowling, the left-arm seamer is the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan with 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets at 23.62 and 23.52 respectively.
It was on Akram’s birthday (3rd of June 2020) that Imad Wasim wished his “childhood hero” via his official Twitter handle. The 31-year old posted a caption as “I’m lucky to have spent lots of time with my childhood hero! Happy birthday to the great Wasim Akram bhai, hope you enjoy the day,”
Below is Imad Wasim’s dedicated to Wasim Akram:
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) June 3, 2020
As far as the Glamorgan-born Pakistan cricketer’s career is concerned, he has featured in 53 ODIs and 43 T20Is so far. In both the formats, Imad has 42 scalps while scoring 952 ODI runs and 267 in T20Is, striking at a mammoth 145.10. Moving forward, Imad Wasim will feature in the three T20Is for Pakistan that they are scheduled to play in England in August after three Tests.