Wasim Akram Chennai Airport: Wasim Akram is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. His contribution to Pakistan cricket shall never be forgotten.
Moreover, he was best known for his reputation to swing the ball both ways with ease. His bowling approach helped him get more wickets during the playing days.
Wasim Akram made it a habit of taking wickets when it mattered the most for the Pakistan cricket team. The former Pakistan paceman has achieved so many things as a pacer during his stint at Pakistan cricket.
Wasim Akram went on to play for the country in Tests and ODIs. Having played 104 Tests, he bagged as many as 414 Test wickets including 25 fifers.
On the other hand, he has played 356 games in One Day Internationals. Notably, he has taken as many as 502 wickets to his name including 6 fifers.
Notably, he has bagged as many as 20 four-wicket-hauls in the longest format of the game. On the other hand, he has taken as many as 17 four-wicket-hauls in ODIs.
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Wasim Akram recalls a chilling tale from 2009
Meanwhile, during a chat with Sportstar, Akram disclosed a chilling tale from 2009 when his flight had to land in Chennai. As it turned out, he and his wife didn’t have visas for the country.
Wasim Akram further revealed how his wife was unconscious when the flight landed. The medical team that was present there took her to a hospital despite the fact that they were not having valid visas.
However, it was this love for the cricketer that saw his late wife receive some urgent medical treatment back in 2009. Wasim Akram couldn’t be more thankful to the people who helped him in the need of the hour.
“I was flying to Singapore with my late wife and there was a stop in Chennai for refuelling. When he landed, she was unconscious, I was crying and people recognized me at the airport. We didn’t have an Indian visa. We both had Pakistani passports.
The people at the Chennai airport, the security forces, and the customs and immigration officials told me not to worry about the visa and take my wife to the hospital while they sort the visa out. That is something I will never forget, as a cricketer and as a human being,” Wasim Akram revealed.
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