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Saturday Oct 24 2020
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‘If it wasn’t for Miandad, there would never have been Wasim Akram’: Former skipper takes us back to 1984

A precious picture from Wasim Akram's debut match in 1984. Photo Courtesy: Instagram/.Wasim Akram

Former fast bowler Wasim Akram on Saturday shared a throwback picture of him with ex-Pakistan captain Javed Miandad while submitting a touching caption evincing his immense love for the latter.

Taking to Instagram, Akram said, "If it wasn’t for Javed Miandad, there would never have been a Wasim Akram."

Sharing an iconic moment from his debut match against New Zealand at Faisalabad on November 23, 1984, the acclaimed pacer wrote: "This 17-year-old was picked up to play for Pakistan in 1984 in Rawalpindi. If it wasn’t for Javed Miandad, there would never have been a Wasim Akram."


In Akram's debut match, the green shirts won by five runs against New Zealand. The match was played under the captainship of legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas.