Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram turns back the clock as he castles the former English batter, Michael Atherton, with a toe-crushing yorker in a charity game held in the remembrance of the legendary leg-spinner, Shane Warne. The charity match also featured the legendary West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd as the umpire, while another legendary West Indies batter was present at the non-striker’s end when Atherton was up against Akram.
In a video shared by Cricket District on their official Twitter handle, Wasim Akram could be seen bowling with a short run-up. The left-handed pacer delivered a toe-crushing yorker to the English batter, who failed to bring his bat down in time and heard the death rattle behind him.
Akram arguably is the greatest left-arm pacer ever to grace the game of cricket. He was known to bowl deadly yorkers alongside swinging deliveries back in his days. By looking at the video, one could say that the 56-year-old still has the old touch intact.
“We might get older but some things will stay the same” – Wasim Akram
“A classic @wasimakramlive inswinging yorker is too good for Michael Atherton! These legends are playing in the @WellbeingofWmen Celebrity Charity Match in remembrance of the great Shane Warne,” wrote Cricket District while sharing the video on Twitter.
Responding to Cricket District’s post, Wasim Akram wrote, “Sorry @Athersmike we might get older but some things will stay the same.”
A classic @wasimakramlive inswinging yorker is too good for Michael Atherton! 👌🔥
— Cricket District 🏏 (@cricketdistrict) June 19, 2022
Akram represented Pakistan between 1984 and 2003 across 104 Test matches and 356 ODIs. The legendary pacer also played a vital role in Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup triumph in Australia.
Wasim Akram took over Pakistan captaincy once their legendary skipper Imran Khan retired from the game. He finished his career with 414 wickets in Test matches at an average of 23.62 and 502 wickets in his ODI career with an average of 23.53.