Who is Wasim Akram and what is his net worth 2018? Wasim Akram was born on the 3rd of June in 1966. He is a former Pakistan star player, commentator, tv personality and also a coach. He is acknowledged as one of the best bowlers to ever step foot into a cricket ground. He was an expert of reverse swing and was part of a Pakistani team which had a strong bowling force which included Waqar Younis , Shoaib Akhthar , Shaqlain Mushtaq among others.
He has represented the Pakistan Cricket team in both Test matches and One Day Internationals. He holds an amazing record of having taken 881 wickets in List A cricket. When it comes to One Day International cricket, he is second only to Muttiah Muralidharan from Sri Lanka when the total number of wickets are considered.
He was also the first ever player to reach 500 wickets during the 2003 World Cup. Wasim Akram was avery successful captain for the National Side. In 2009, he was included in the International Cricket Council Wall of Fame. From the inception of the Indian Premier League he was the bowling coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team owned by Shah Rukh Khan. Wasim Akram got married to Huma Mufti in 1995.
They have two sons Tahmoor ( born in 1996 ) and Akbar ( born in 2000 ) from their marriage which lasted fifteen years. Akram’s wife Huma died of multiple organ failure at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India on the 25th of October 2009. On the 7th of July 2013, Akram remarried. He got married this to an Australian woman by the name Shaniera Thompson.
Net Worth of Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram has a huge net worth of about $40 Million and gets an annual income of $5 Million. He has made money from his playing career. Though he was a very good player the salaries were not too high during his playing years. It is his great tv presentation skills that made a turning point in his life. He joined with Ravi Shasthri to host a program in ESPN named Shaz & Waz which was a mega hit in the cricket following community. He also earns from being he bowling coach for Kolkata Knight Riders. He is also a brand ambassador for the Pakistan Super League and is one of the finding members of the PSL.
Wasim Akram owns a Mercedes Benz CLS 500 which appeared in the news when it was shot with a bullet once. He also owns a Mercedes Benz S Class and a Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus.
He owns a huge house in the Y block region in Pakistan and has multiple assets across the world.
Wasim Akram is one of the key parts of the inception of the Pakistan Super League. He is also a brand ambassador for the same league. He was diagnosed with Diabetes when he was just 30 years of age, while he was still playing for the International side. He went on to become one of the biggest celebrities to create awareness about diabetes and has endorsed various diabetes related products like Accu Check for a very long period of time. Wasim Akram has also tried modelling and memorably Akram walked the ramp at the Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2011 which was an event of Style 360. He appeared in the Kapil Sharma show in 2016 which is an Indian Comedy program hosted by Indian Comedian Kapil Sharma.
The latest news about Wasim Akram is that he will not be coaching the bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League as he has decided to spend more time with his family as he became a father again to a baby girl recently.
Wasim Akram a.k.a The Sultan of Swing was one of the best bowlers the world has ever seen. We hope he continues to coach many more youngsters in the years to come and produces some great reverse swingers of the ball. We wish him the very best of luck for his future.