Aaqib Javed Surprises Everyone By Naming Wasim Akram As His Favorite Bowler  

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Aaqib Javed named Wasim Akram as his all-time favorite bowler during a You Tube interview that was reported by The News and hence, here is a look at why it comes down as a huge surprise for all of us.

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A Look At The History Between Aaqib Javed & Wasim Akram

Aaqib Javed & Wasim Akram
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Both Aaqib Javed and Wasim Akram played a major role during the 1992 world cup victory. Things nevertheless, turned sour within the next year and half when Wasim after becoming the captain decided to drop Aaqib because of his poor form and fitness.

Amir Sohail Wasim Akram, Aaqib Javed & Wasim Akram
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The enmity was apparent when Aaqib became part of a revolt against the left-arm quick’s position as the skipper during the year 1993. Later, he also accused Wasim of match-fixing and blamed him for sidelining him for the national team in an unjustly manner. Both former cricketers then have been known as rivals ever since.

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So, What Did Aaqib Exactly Say?

Player Draft of PSL 4, Aaqib Javed & Wasim Akram
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While talking about his all-time favorite bowler Aaqib said,  “My all-time favourite bowler is Wasim Akram.

“Anderson proved himself the best fast bowler ever [in history] because he’s taken the highest wickets in the list of fast bowlers.”

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Who Else Does He Like?

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Aaqib during the same interview also named Brian Lara as his all-time favorite batsman and Babar Azam as his favorite batsman in the current Pakistani line-up.