We all admit that Pakistan had a history of world’s best bowlers. From Imran Khan to Wasim Akram, Pakistan has given gems in the world of cricket throughout the years. Wasim is acknowledged as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He is undoubtedly considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest performer of reverse swing bowling.
AB De Villiers Praises Wasim Akram
While watching a television insert featuring Wasim Akram, AB de Villiers tweeted: “Amazing footage on Skysports2! @wasimakramlive was one seriously talented bowler. Crazy skill!”
Amazing footage on Skysports2! @wasimakramlive was one seriously talented bowler. Crazy skill!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) June 5, 2017
According to the Espncricinfo, AB de Villiers has given a statement before South Africa’s game against Pakistan at Edgbaston, “I haven’t seen a bowler as good. “It was just nice to watch the program, and I felt that I needed to just get it out there. I get along with him [Akram] well. He’s at Kolkata with the IPL every year, and we always have nice chats.”
De Villiers further added: “And to actually get a bit of insight into the program on how he used to bowl and what he was thinking while he was bowling is really nice. He has obviously shared all of that with a lot of players in the past, not only with Pakistan players but a lot of players at the IPL. But that’s something you’re born with. It’s a natural skill that he was born with.”
Source: Sports muntra
Wasim Akram’s Career
During the 2003 World Cup, he was the first bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket. He was ranked as the best bowler in ODI of all time with a rating of 1223.5. He is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket.