Pakistan has recently inducted Wasim Akram into their hall of fame. He was one of the eight players who was inducted along with Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis, and Zaheer Abbas. The legend was given a commemorative cap from Sir Vivian Richards.
Speaking on the news of Wasim Akram getting inducted in the hall of fame, Shahid Afridi heaped praises on the legend and said that he owed his success to the veteran.
Shahid Afridi had played many matches under the leadership of Wasim Akram. The legend known as Sultan of Swing had taken a staggering 414 wickets in his 104 test matches at an average of 23.62. His record in the ODI is stellar too, picking up 502 wickets in 356 appearances. Akram was part of the 1992 World Cup team that Pakistan won under the leadership of Imran Khan. Akram was instrumental in that match as he picked up three important wickets against England.
Akram retired from international cricket in 2003 and has been busy in commentating and coaching roles ever since then.
While Afridi had earlier indicated that this PSL will be his last, he recently hung up his boots in the ongoing PSL due to the intense lower back pain that he says has been creeping up into his groin, knee, and fingers of the foot.