Sad that people still use my name to promote themselves: Wasim Akram

KARACHI: Wasim akram has claimed that some people still use his name to promote themselves, a reference to the former opener Aamir Sohail who blamed the high rate that Pakistan has not won the World Cup since 1992.

Every time I hear these negative things about myself, I feel very sad that 17 years have passed since I retired, but even today there are some people who use my name to promote themselves, Akram said on a web show.

Wasim said that even he could say a lot of negative things about others, but he refrained from doing so.

I can also make negative comments about these people, but what is it for? That is why I remain silent. I just think of the respect and love that I have earned from people over the years and even 17 years after retirement. said.

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Sohail, who is also a former Pakistan captain, has claimed that Akram's job as captain at the 1996 and 1999 World Cup and as a senior player in the 2003 edition was to make sure that Pakistan never repeated its title-winning feat. 1992.

It's very simple. Put the 1992 World Cup aside and talk about the 1996 World Cup. In 1995, Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik He was the captain before that, he was very successful and if he could have spent another year as a captain, then Wasim would not have been in the lead, Daha said, Sohail quoted.

"If you look at what happened till 2003, there was this persistence before every World Cup to remove the captain and put Wasim akram in that role...Look, the biggest contribution by Wasim akram for Cricket from pakistan he made sure that Pakistan did not win a World Cup after 92, he added.

Former Pakistani brand Ata ur Rehman and former PCB chiefs, Khalid Mahmood and lieutenant general (retd) Tauqir Zia They also mentioned Akram's name as they discussed the 90's match-fixing allegations and Judge Malik Qayyum's report.