Wasim Akram shocked over Imran Khan's exclusion from PCB video

Legendary pacer urged PCB to delete the video

By Web Desk
August 16, 2023
Imran Khan played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs for Pakistan over the course of his illustrious cricket career - Facebook/ImranKhan

Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday to apologise for excluding legendary all-rounder Imran Khan from its celebratory video on the occasion of country’s Independence Day.

The PCB had shared a video on August 14, highlighting Pakistan’s achievements in international cricket, which didn’t not include arguably its greatest cricketer, Khan.

However, the PCB incurred the wrath of Pakistan cricket fans as soon as the video was uploaded on the board’s official social media accounts.

Akram also shared his two cents on video and said that he was shocked to see “PCB’s short clip on the history of Pakistan cricket minus the great Imran Khan”. He also stated that the PCB should delete the video.

Khan played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs for Pakistan over the course of his illustrious cricket career.

Khan’s averages, 37 with the bat and 22 with the ball, kept him at the top of the quartet of star all-rounders, Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev being the others, who impressed one and all in Test cricket in the 1980s.

During Khan’s last 10 years of international cricket, he featured in 51 Tests, averaging a remarkable 50 with the bat and 19 with the ball.

Khan also led Pakistan to their first series victory in England in 1987 but the best moment of his career came when the Men in Gren clinched the 1992 World Cup trophy under his inspirational leadership.

The cricketer-turned-politician is currently behind bars on corruption charges after a court convicted him in the Toshakhana case, sentencing him to three years in prison and later, the election commission disqualified him for five years from running for office.

Meanwhile, pacer Wahab Riaz also lauded Khan when asked for his opinion on PCB's video.   

"We can never forget the 1992 World Cup and the captain of the Pakistan team. His status as a cricketer will always remain the same and the younger generations will continue to idolise him like we did," said the left-armer.