Amir Sohail Blames Wasim Akram For 3 World Cup Defeats

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Amir Sohail during an interview has blamed Wasim Akram for Pakistan’s 1996, 1999 and 2003 World Cup defeats. So, here is what Pakistan’s former captain had to say.

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Amir Sohail Pinpoints Campaigns To Promote Wasim Akram As Captain

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While pinpointing campaigns before each world cup to promote Wasim Akram as captain Amir Sohail said, “It’s very simple. Put the 92 World Cup to one side and talk about the 1996 World Cup. In 1995 Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik was the captain before that, he was very successful and if he could have spent one more year as captain then Wasim Akram would not have been leading the side.”

The left-handed opening batsman further added, “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.”

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Amir Sohail Lashes Out At Wasim Akram While Highlighting His Biggest Contribution

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The former skipper lashed out at Akram while saying, “Look, the biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 92. Imran Khan should be very grateful to him…. If he [Akram] was sincere with Pakistan, we would have easily won the 96, 99 and 2003 World Cups. All of this drama happened for a reason. This should be investigated. The culprit behind all this should be brought to the forefront.”