Former Pakistan captain and bowling legend, Wasim Akram opened up on his cocaine habit in his autobiography — Sultan A Memoir. The previous left-arm seamer has been selling his ebook, and in a current interview with the Grade Cricketers’ Podcast, Akram has revealed that he was stored in a rehab in Pakistan for two-and-a-half months towards his will. He additionally stated that maintaining somebody towards their will is “unlawful on the earth, however not in Pakistan”.
Speaking about how he finally grew to become hooked on cocaine, Akram stated: “In England, someone at a celebration stated ‘you wanna strive it?’ I used to be retired, I stated ‘yeah’. Then one line grew to become a gram. I got here again to Pakistan. No person knew what it was nevertheless it was accessible. I realised, I could not operate with out it, which suggests I could not socialise with out it. It obtained worse and worse. My youngsters have been younger. I used to be hurting my late spouse loads. We might have arguments. She stated I need assistance.”
“She stated there is a rehab, you possibly can go there. I stated alright I’ll go there for a month however they stored me there for 2 and a half months towards my will. Apparently, that’s unlawful on the earth however not in Pakistan. That did not assist me. Once I got here out, a riot got here into me. It is my cash, I stayed in that horrible place towards my will,” he acknowledged additional.
Additional speaking about his rehab expertise, Akram stated: “In western motion pictures, even in Australia you see rehabs have beautiful huge lawns, folks give lectures, you go to fitness center. However I went to a spot (in Pakistan) with a hall and eight rooms, that is it. It was very very robust. It was a horrible time.”
“Then a tragedy occurred, my spouse handed away. I knew I used to be on the flawed path, I needed to get out of it. I had two younger boys. In Western tradition, a dad is concerned fifty-fifty (with the mom). You get up within the morning, drop your baby to the varsity, decide them up, and alter garments. In our tradition, as a dad, we by no means try this. It is the spouse’s flip. Our job is to exit and lift funds. I used to be misplaced for 2 years. I by no means knew the place I had to purchase garments for them.
“I did not know what they ate, I needed to go to each class, and attend parent-teacher conferences. I needed to be pleasant with their pals’ dad and mom. However I have to say, each dad or mum round my youngsters helped loads,” he acknowledged additional.
Akram represented Pakistan in 104 Assessments, choosing up 414 wickets, which stays the very best for a Pakistani bowler. He additionally picked 502 wickets in 356 ODIs.
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