Wasim Akram turns 48; thanks fans for birthday wishes
Wasim Akram (left), with Yusuf Pathan (center) and Gautam Gambhir after Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL 2014 title. Photo Courtesy – Wasim Akram’s Twitter Profile.

 

June 3, 2014

 

Former Pakistan captain and present Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 winner Kolkata Knight Riders‘ bowling coach, Wasim Akram, born on June 3, 1966, turned 48 on Tuesday.

 

The left-arm pacer, who played a significant role in Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup win, thanked his followers on Twitter for sending him birthday wishes.

 

He wrote, “Thank u for reminding me I’m 48! But on a serious note,I’m loving every minute of it.Thanks to all for your unconditional love and support (sic)”

 

Akram was the first bowler to reach the 500 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). He is the bowling coach of KKR since 2010, however, took a break during IPL 2013 edition. He guided KKR to two IPL title wins in 2012 and 2014. Read more about Wasim Akram’s life here.

 

He has been regarded as one of the toughest bowlers by Ricky Ponting. Akram has taken 502 ODI wickets in 356 appearances, at an average of 23.52 and scored 3,717 runs, at an average of 16.52.