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King Of Swing Great Wasim Akram Pakistan Cricket legend

When it comes to fast bowling, the one and only name pops up in the mind immediately and that is great Wasim Akram.
The legendary pacer, who guided Pakistan to win cricket World Cup in 1992 with the help of his unplayable bowling, started his international career 1984.
Since then, the king of swing bowling had always been right on the money with his fabulous fast bowling till his retirement.
It was never easy for the batsmen to play against the Lahore-born speedster because of his magical swing and toe breaking Yorkers.
Akram served Pakistan for almost 19 years, whereas, he helped his national side to win countless matches.
Undoubtedly, the left-arm fast bowler, who also captained the Men in Green in cricket World Cup in 1999, is world’s ever best pacer.
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Mohammad Amir – Caught In Spot Fixing Scandal

It was shocking for everyone, when Pakistan’s emerging speedster, Mohammad Amir got caught in spot fixing scandal during the Lord’s Test match against England in 2010.

Before spot fixing scandal, the way the young pacer, who was born in Punjab’s rural area, Gujjar Khan, had been upsetting the world’s best batsmen with his smart bowling and sizzling bouncers.

People started rating the 19-year-old fast bowler with Pakistan’s legendary pacer, Wasim Akram, considering Amir’s outstanding talent.

However, unfortunately, he got caught in spot fixing scandal, which led Pakistan to lose probably one of the ever best fast bowlers, as International Cricket Council banned him to play cricket for five years.

Meanwhile, the British court also sent him jail for six months following it found Amir Guility in spot fixing accusation.

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Shahid Afridi Says no century for sachin against Pakistan

In 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup’s semi-final match between India and Pakistan was the biggest fixture of the year, considering the hype of the game.
Every person supported his respective team passionately ahead of the big match, whereas, Indo-Pak media had just been covering the semi-final instead of other programs.
Meanwhile, some of former players of both countries also supported their respective sides while challenging each other, which heated up the momentum tremendously.
On the other hand the Indian fans desperately wanted the legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar to complete his 100th international century.
But Shahid Afridi, who was captain of the Men in Green at that time, categorically said before the match ‘no century for Sachin against Pakistan’.
The way Pakistan’s skipper claimed that they would not allow Sachin to score century also increased the hype of the match.
The Indian media slammed the star all-rounder’s statement, and started highlighting the Pakistan’s weakness to shatter the side’s confidence.
In the meantime, Pakistan successfully restricted the master batsman to smash his 100th hundred despite losing the match by 29 runs.
Here is one interesting factor, since Afridi and his men stopped the world’s greatest batsman to complete the century of his centuries, he has not scored it yet, as he has been struggling to regain his form.

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