Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday took to Twitter and refuted reports that the prime minister was eyeing the position of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman ahead of Rameez Raja’s nomination. Imran Khan.
Earlier on Tuesday, a well-known Indian newspaper posted this news and in response to the tweet, 55-year-old Wasim reminded them to stop spreading fake news and correct their sources.
An angry Akram tweeted, “Please stop spreading such fake news. Fix your sources. The post of PCB chairman is a special job and I was never interested in it. Thank God, I am satisfied where I am in my life.”
Please stop spreading such fake news. Fix your sources. TOI is one of the top and credible newspapers of India and such baseless news can only hurt that image. The post of PCB chairman is a special job and I was never interested in it. thank god i am satisfied where i am in my life https://t.co/tI9S508nDw
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) 31 August 2021
The Sultan of Swing also congratulated former cricketer Ramiz Raja for being nominated as a member of the Board of Governors (BOG).
“I am confident that Rams will bring about a positive change in Pakistan cricket as he has the vision and experience to achieve it. Pakistan cricket needs a big lift and my support is with you.”
Known as the king of reverse swing, Akram is considered one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket.
He holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket with 881, and is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan in ODI wickets with a total of 502.