Wasim Akram (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Wasim Akram

Real NameWasim Akram
NicknameWaiz and Sultan of Swing
ProfessionFormer Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Weightin Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 194 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 35 Inches
- Biceps: 13.5 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland
ODI- 23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad
T20- N/A
Coach/MentorJaved Miandad and Imran Khan
Jersey Number#3(Pakistan)
#3(County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamPakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstIndia
Favourite BallReverse swing
Records (main ones)• He took 4 hat-tricks in his international cricket career, 2 in Tests and 2 in ODIs. 
• He holds the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup (55 in 38 matches).
• He was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets. 
• He is the 9 highest wicket-taker in Test matches with 414 wickets, most by any left-arm bowler.
• He holds the record for the highest score by a No. 8 batsman, as he scored  257 not out against Zimbabwe in 1996.
Career Turning PointHis debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984.
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 June 1966
Age (as in 2016)50 Years
Birth PlaceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
SchoolNot Known
CollegeIslamia College, Lahore
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
Mother- Begum Akram Chaudhry
Wasim Akram with his family
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesListening music
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Javed Miandad
Bowler: Malcolm Marshall and Imran Khan
Favourite Cricket GroundMCG in Melbourne
Favourite FoodEuropean and Oriental food
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Favourite HotelThe Oberoi in New Delhi
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSushmita Sen (Actress)
Wasim Akram with Sushmita Sen
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
WifeHuma (Psychologist, 1995-2009)
Wasim Akram with his first wife Late Huma Akram
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Wasim Akram with his wife Shaniera Thompson
ChildrenDaughters- Aiyla
Wasim Akram and Shaniera Thompson with their daughter
Son- Tahmoor and Akbar
Wasim Akram with his sons
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth$23 million

Wasim Akram

Some lesser known facts about Wasim Akram

  • Does Wasim Akram smoke?: No
  • Does Wasim Akram drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Akram was initially spotted by Javed Miandad after which he debuted for Pakistan in a 1984-85 series.
  • In his debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984, he took 7 wickets and later earned a trip to New Zealand.
  • He suffered from diabetes since he was 30 years old.
  • On his first tour, he asked Miandad about the money required to travel, as he didn’t knew that instead he will get paid.
  • He retired from international cricket after the 2003 World Cup.
  • He has never played an international T20 match, but played 5 county T20 matches for Hampshire and  took a total of 8 wickets for them.
  • He won 17 Man of the Match awards in his career.
  • Once his father, Chaudhry Mohammad Akram was kidnapped, was beaten for a day and later released him.
  • Wasim and Waqar Younis were rearguard as one of the most deadly bowling pairs, but off the field they had a great rivalry and used to hate each other.
  • His first wife Huma, died in 2009 in Chennai due to multiple organ failure. After which, he married Shaniera Thompson from Australia in a private ceremony on 12 August 2013.
  • He is 17 years older than Shaniera.
  • He works a lot for charity and has a foundation called The Akram Foundation.
  • In 2016, the couple appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show in India. Shaniera Thompson and Wasim Akram in The Kapil Sharma Show