photos

Wasim Akram

Yashovardhan Azad (centre), seen with the Pakistan squad in 1999, was security liaison officer during India’s tour in 2004

The black sherwani was the chief inspirer of raw, pacy talent in Pakistan; the jacketed and tracksuited stars the main outcome. No wonder, Imran, Wasim and Waqar have much to reminisce at the Eden Gardens. The unflappable Gavaskar follows their run-ups.

Photo by PTI

A police officer talks with Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram, right, at National Stadium after a gun attack near the stadium in Karachi, Pakistan.

AP/PTI

A New Pace Pack He thinks India ought to have a home-grown coach and has advanced ideas about how to groom fast bowlers. The best left-arm pacer of all time, Wasim Akram is a happy man—and this shot from Calcutta shows the reason. Wife Shaniera Thompson, and their new baby girl.

PTI

Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram with his Australian wife Shaniera Thompsom in a school programe in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, after clerics contended it was "sinful" for the couple to live together without being married.

Twitter

Holding That line It always swung both ways once Wasim Akram's shoulders strove for the extra yard, but has it ever won a scalp as rewarding as Aussie Shaniera Thompson? Akram went down on his knee and appealed; she sighed and agreed; they're engaged; a life in Pakistan beckons. Shades of Jemima?

Former Cricketer Ramiz Raza, Wasim Akram and Sanjay Majrekar during HIL match between Ranchi Rahinos and Mumbai Magicians in Ranchi.

PTI Photo

India's former captain Kapil Dev looks on as Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram recieves International Best Cricket Team (2011-12) award on behalf of Pakistan during the " CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2013 ", in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Former skipper of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram presents a creation of a local designer during a show of the Bridal Couture Week in Lahore, Pakistan late night on Oct. 15th.

AP/PTI

One in spirit Azharuddin with Pak team members before the India-Pak World Cup match at Bangalore in ’96

T. Narayan

Winners of the Ceat World Cup Cricketer awards, left to right, Glenn Turner, Rahul Dravid, Wasim Akram, M Hayden, G Marsh, Arvinda de Silva, and Gorden Grenidge along with RPG Chairman Harsh Goenka (4th L) during Ceat Cricket Rating awards function in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shirish Shete

1993 Wasim Akram loses his captaincy for allegedly offering fast bowler Ata-ur-Rahman Rs 1 lakh to under-perform against New Zealand.