Wasim Akram slams Rashid Latif & Aamir Sohail in his Autobiography


Just In: The former Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram has released his autobiography, Sultan: A Memoir, in which he discusses his time in cricket, including his ups and downs and some shocking revelations about his teammates.

It is pertinent to mention that the left-arm pacer was regarded as a great fast bowler during the 1990s, while he also faced Match-Fixing allegations when ex-cricketer Ata-ur-Rehman claimed that Akram offered him 3-4 lakh rupees to fix matches.

However, Wasim Akram didn’t just address the allegations of match-fixing; in his autobiography, he also named several former cricket players, saying Rashid Latif was a lobbyist who targeted him to attract attention inside the team.

“The lobbyists were at work. In July 2000, Rashid Latif gave an interview to the Sunday Telegraph in which he claimed to have been offered 15,000 to ensure Pakistan was bowled out for under 300 in the 1996 Lord’s test. And who knows? Maybe he had. But had he told me, his captain at the time? No. Had he reported it to team management? No. Surprisingly, these stories only ever came out when he wanted attention,” Akram claims.

Furthermore, Wasim Akram titled his teammate and opener, Aamir Sohail, a Zombie Figure. Notably, Sohail, in an older interview, claimed that the former pacer tried every possible thing to make sure that Pakistan did not win a World Cup after 1992.

“I was publicly appointed as the captain for the DMC Trophy in Toronto. The clamor for change was satisfied by a new coach, Wasim Raja, and new selectors: Wasim’s brother Ramiz, Naushad Ali, and Abdur Raquib. They recalled, after his tireless lobbying, the zombie figure of Aamir Sohail,” the excerpt added.