Pakistan Cricket: Saleem Malik responded to Wasim Akram’s contentious claims that, while on a tour of Pakistan, he coerced him into washing laundry and nagged him for massages.
Wasim Akram made numerous disputed claims about former Pakistan captain and teammate Saleem Malik in his autobiography, “Sultan: A Memoir.” According to Akram, Malik would take advantage of his seniority while on trips and abuse him like a slave.
The 56-year-old continued by saying that Malik would beg for massages. Wasim Akram, a legend of Pakistani speed, attacked Saleem Malik’s behavior while they were teammates in his biography.
“Sultan: A Memoir.” The senior teammate Malik, according to Akram, who made his international debut in 1984, pushed him to massage him and clean his clothes and boots. He would exploit the fact that I was young.
He was unattractive, conceited, and treated me like a slave. “Read an excerpt from the biography “I was annoyed when Ramiz, Tahir, Mohsin, and Shoaib Mohammad, three of the younger squad members, asked me to nightclubs. He also wanted me to massage him and clean his clothes and boots.
Pakistan Cricket: “I don’t want to comment on it”: Saleem Malik
In response, Malik, who played for the national team from 1992 to 1995, said that the former pacer would never have given Akram a chance to bowl if he had been selfish.
“I wanted to find out his thoughts on his remarks and the motivation behind them. There were laundry machines in Pakistan when we used to travel there. He told 24 News that he never had to use their hands.
Until I speak with him or read his book, it seems that he did it for publicity. I’m not going to talk about it. We enjoyed our time together as colleagues. I therefore don’t want to cause any rifts.
“How did he play his first match under me if I was selfish?” He questioned, “So why would I let him bowl?” He is making himself look bad by discussing clothes and massage. Until I speak with him, I won’t understand what he meant.
Under Malik’s leadership, Pakistan won 21 of 34 ODIs and seven out of 12 Test matches. Malik’s first Test match was against Sri Lanka in 1982. In the second innings, he scored a perfect 100, making him the second-youngest player to have make a century on his Test debut.