Wasim Akram, Asia Cup 2018, India, Pakistan, Dubai
Wasim Akram. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has quashed former Aamir Sohail remark, by saying, some people take his name to further their own interest. Wasim Akram reacted after Aamir Sohail had blamed the former captain for Pakistan not winning any World Cup after 1992. “It’s very simple. Put the 1992 World Cup to one side and talk about the 1996 World Cup. In 1995, Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik was the captain before that, he was very successful and if he could have spent one more year as captain then Wasim would not have been leading the side,” Sohail remarked.

“If you look at what happened till 2003, there was this persistence before every World Cup to remove the captain and put Wasim Akram in that role,” he added.

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Aamir Sohail (Credits – India.com)

Wasim Akram: Such comments depress me, people should not use my name to further their own interest

Wasim Akram said such comments depress him and he cannot hear such negative things. The Pakistan fast bowling icon also added he retired 17 years ago but people still take his name to further their own interests.

“I get depressed when I hear such negative things being said about me. I retired from cricket 17 years ago but people still take my name to further their own interests,” Wasim Akram said according to a tweet by Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq.

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Wasim Akram (Credits – Twitter)

Sohail had also said Akram’s biggest contribution was in 1992 World Cup. He also added the matter of Pakistan’s diminishing performance at the quadrennial should be investigated.

Akram, however, remains the biggest names in the cricketing circuit. He picked up 414 wickets in Tests and 502 wickets in ODIs and has been one of the greatest contribution to Pakistan cricket.