Veteran cricketer and former captain of Indian cricket team Mohammad Azharuddin recently hosted a question-and-answer (Q&A) session on Twitter and revealed that former Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram is the most difficult bowler he has ever faced.

Pakistani journalist Shiraz Hassan asked: “Who is the most difficult bowler you ever faced? And one from Pakistan?” Azhar replied: “Wasim Akram is the most difficult bowler I have ever faced.”

Earlier, Azharuddin tweeted to ask him questions related to cricket.


“Ask me a question if you need cricketing advise. Happy to answer today,” he tweeted.

An Australian cricket page has shared a memory of Akram’s brilliant performance on this day in Australia. “Coming to the crease at 5-90 on January 22, 1990, Akram drove and cut his way to his first Test century, a brilliant 123 against Australia at Adelaide Oval in a drawn match where he also hit fifty and took a 5-fer in the first innings,” the page captioned the video.

Shaniera Akram also took to Twitter to laud her husband.

Known as the “King of Reverse Swing” or the “Sultan of Swing”, Akram is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. The 55-year-old left-arm pacer has taken 502 One-Day Internatinal wickets and 414 wickets in Tests for Pakistan.