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‘Ramiz Raja was at slips as a result of his father was a commissioner’: Wasim Akram’s startling claims about PCB chairman

Former Pakistan captain and bowling legend, Wasim Akram’s autobiography, Sultan: A Memoir, was launched earlier this month which supplies a peak into the illustrious profession of the left-arm pacer. Whereas it has mentions among the highlights and unforgettable moments of his profession, the ebook has additionally shed some gentle on some startling information. A kind of had been on incumbent chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja, who was additionally a former cricketer and shared the dressing room with Akram.

Raja and Akram had been a part of the Pakistan staff collectively between 1985 and 1997, enjoying for the staff in 188 worldwide video games, which included being a part of the historic 1992 staff below Imran Khan that gained the ODI World Cup.

Akram nonetheless made an enormous revelation that Ramiz would additionally area within the slip place due to rank system which put him forward on the checklist as his father was a police commissioner. Akram revealed as he recalled a Take a look at match in opposition to New Zealand, saying that Ramiz would drop catches greater than he caught.

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“The first over the next day was delivered by Asif Faridi, a local quick; I was thrown the new ball for the second. I was in my fourth over when John Wright, New Zealand’s captain, nicked to Ramiz at second slip. For all his batting kill, Ramiz was at slip for reasons of rank, because his father was a commissioner and because he’d attended Aitchison College – he dropped more than he caught, frankly,” he wrote.

Akram performed for Pakistan in 104 Assessments, snarring 414 wickets, which until date stays the best for any bowmer from Pakistan. He additionally picked 502 wickets in 356 ODIs.

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