Wasim Akram’s ‘Captaincy Drama’ Is Why Pakistan Didn’t Win Any World Cup After 1992: Aamer Sohail
“Look, the biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 1992''
Former Pakistan batsman Aamer Sohail made a sensational claim by accusing legendary pacer Wasim Akram of not letting Pakistan win any World Cup after the 1992 edition, in a recent appearance on a local TV channel.
The biggest reason for the Green Team’s failure to win a World Cup after 1992 is the fact that Wasim was made the captain of the Pakistan team in the last minute until the 2003 World Cup, said the former captain Aamer Sohail.
“It’s very simple. Put the 1992 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,” said Sohail.
“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,” he claimed.
The 53-year-old Aamir asserted that Wasim made sure that Pakistan didn’t win a World Cup after 1992.
“Look, the biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 1992. Imran Khan should be very grateful to him and he is by awarding him the presidential award. If he [Akram] was sincere with Pakistan, we would have easily won 1996, 1999 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,” he concluded.
Here’s what he had to say:
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