Archive image of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram together.© AFP
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis made up one of the best bowling combinations ever played in this sport and the opposing batters always had to be at their best whenever they encountered this deadly bowling duo. Both had the ability to make the ball talk – be it with the new ball or with the old ball. However, there was always talk that the couple did not get along. Akram is now candid about his comparison to Waqar, admitting that they both had their differences, but there was always healthy competition.
“We had our differences. We were kids then, we were just 23-24 years old, it happens. But there was always a healthy competition between us. We always thought that if one takes five wickets, the other has to take five take as well. There was healthy competition. And it happened (to New Zealand), “said Akram on the YouTube channel ‘Nashpati Prime’.
“So there was always a healthy rivalry, but our moods kept going on and off. Sometimes it happened because of teammates too. Sometimes they praised one, other times the other,” he added.
Some time ago Akram was inducted into PCB’s Hall Of Fame.
Wasim Akram finished his career with 916 wickets over Tests and ODIs. Of the 916, 502 came in the game’s longest format.
On the other hand, Waqar finished his career with 789 wickets in both formats of the game. Out of 789, 416 came in Tests.
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