Wasim Akram. (Photograph by Philip Brown/Popperfoto by way of Getty Pictures)

Whereas the nation remains to be recovering from Pakistan’s surprising defeat towards Zimbabwe, Wasim Akram has despatched shockwaves across the globe after revealing his habit to cocaine post-retirement from cricket. The previous Pakistani nice made this surprising revelation in his new e-book Sultan: A Memoir.

Wasim Akram is thought to be one of many best left-arm pacers of all time as a consequence of his pure potential to maneuver the ball each methods. After making his debut for Pakistan in 1984, the celebrated pacer went on to scalp greater than 900 worldwide wickets earlier than retiring in 2003. His most memorable outing got here towards England within the 1992 WC closing when he cleaned up Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis on consecutive deliveries to arrange Pakistan’s maiden triumph, following his blistering 33 runs of simply 18 deliveries within the first innings.

The 56-year-old revealed his habit to cocaine in his new autobiography after he retired from cricket. He additionally admitted to quitting the drug after his first spouse’s premature dying as a consequence of a uncommon fungal an infection in 2009.

“The tradition of fame in south Asia is all-consuming, seductive and corrupting. You may go to 10 events an evening, and a few do. And it took its toll on me. Huma’s final selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug downside. That lifestyle was over, and I’ve by no means seemed again,” Wasim Akram shared his views with the Instances.

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