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Pakistan's former cricket captain, Commentator at ESPN, Bowling coach and mentor at KKR

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 Wasim Akram Biography

Wasim Akram was born on June 3, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is an erstwhile Pakistani Cricketer and pioneer of reverse swing bowling. Wasim Akram, the finest fast bowler ever, has headed the cricket team of Pakistan in Test as well as One Day Internationals. He holds world records for taking the most wickets in ODIs.

Wasim Akram started his cricket career by signing a contract with the Lancashire Country Cricket Club in England. While playing for the Lancashire Cricket Club, he became the most successful overseas player and favorite of the local fans who used to sing ‘Wasim for England’ during Lancashire matches. Under the captaincy of Wasim Akram, Lancashire won the ECB trophy and Axa League as well.

It was during his practice in the under 19 nets when Javed Miandad passed by and was super impressed with his ability to move the ball at such a great speed. Javed Miandad recommended Wasim Akram to be included in a squad of 14 for a three days in a match against New Zealand. Later, he was was paired with Imran Khan who became his teacher at the World Championship of Cricket in Australia.

Wasim Akram made his Test Cricket debut in 1985 and proved himself as a fine exponent of reverse swing in his second test match by achieving 10 wickets. During the renowned victory of Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup, Wasim Akram’s performance was instrumental. He was the top bowler of Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup as well.

Wasim Akram achieved various records throughout his life time for his extraordinary performance. He has the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup – a total of 55 in 38 matches. He is one of three bowlers who have taken four hat-tricks in International Cricket, the others being Hugh Trumble and Jimmy Mathews.

Wasim Akram possessed accurate control of line and length along with seam and swing bowling skills. Due to his mastery of reverse swing, Wasim Akram has earned the title of ‘Sultan of Swing’. Due to his excellent performance, Wasim Akram has also been awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 1993. He holds a Pakistani record of taking 414 wickets in 104 matches in test cricket. He has remained the first bowler in International Cricket who has taken 400 wickets in both forms of cricket.

After his retirement in 2003, Wasim Akram has taken up commentary and can be seen as a sportscaster. Wasim Akram is also serving as a bowling coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the ten Indian Premier League Franchises. Memories of Wasim Akram in the cricket history will remain for ages; his lethal bowling will be acknowledged and accredited for years to come.

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Wasim Akram Biography

Wasim Akram was born on June 3, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He is an erstwhile Pakistani Cricketer and pioneer of reverse swing bowling. Wasim Akram, the finest fast bowler ever, has headed the cricket team of Pakistan in Test as well as One Day Internationals. He holds world records for taking the most wickets in ODIs.

Wasim Akram started his cricket career by signing a contract with the Lancashire Country Cricket Club in England. While playing for the Lancashire Cricket Club, he became the most successful overseas player and favorite of the local fans who used to sing ‘Wasim for England’ during Lancashire matches. Under the captaincy of Wasim Akram, Lancashire won the ECB trophy and Axa League as well.

It was during his practice in the under 19 nets when Javed Miandad passed by and was super impressed with his ability to move the ball at such a great speed. Javed Miandad recommended Wasim Akram to be included in a squad of 14 for a three days in a match against New Zealand. Later, he was was paired with Imran Khan who became his teacher at the World Championship of Cricket in Australia.

Wasim Akram made his Test Cricket debut in 1985 and proved himself as a fine exponent of reverse swing in his second test match by achieving 10 wickets. During the renowned victory of Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup, Wasim Akram’s performance was instrumental. He was the top bowler of Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup as well.

Wasim Akram achieved various records throughout his life time for his extraordinary performance. He has the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup – a total of 55 in 38 matches. He is one of three bowlers who have taken four hat-tricks in International Cricket, the others being Hugh Trumble and Jimmy Mathews.

Wasim Akram possessed accurate control of line and length along with seam and swing bowling skills. Due to his mastery of reverse swing, Wasim Akram has earned the title of ‘Sultan of Swing’. Due to his excellent performance, Wasim Akram has also been awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 1993. He holds a Pakistani record of taking 414 wickets in 104 matches in test cricket. He has remained the first bowler in International Cricket who has taken 400 wickets in both forms of cricket.

After his retirement in 2003, Wasim Akram has taken up commentary and can be seen as a sportscaster. Wasim Akram is also serving as a bowling coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the ten Indian Premier League Franchises. Memories of Wasim Akram in the cricket history will remain for ages; his lethal bowling will be acknowledged and accredited for years to come.

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  • How to book Wasim Akram?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wasim Akram for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Wasim Akram, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Wasim Akram or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Wasim Akram?

    Booking fees for Wasim Akram, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wasim Akram, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wasim Akram?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wasim Akram for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wasim Akram for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wasim Akram or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wasim Akram or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Wasim Akram is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wasim Akram for your event is available upon request. Wasim Akram generally travels from Pakistan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Davis, Steve Young, Bill Walton, Bobby Unser and Jim Palmer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wasim Akram for an upcoming event.

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