Taking to Instagram, Akram mentioned, “If it wasn’t for Javed Miandad, there would never have been a Wasim Akram.”
Sharing an iconic second from his debut match towards New Zealand at Faisalabad on November 23, 1984, the acclaimed pacer wrote: “This 17-year-old was picked up to play for Pakistan in 1984 in Rawalpindi. If it wasn’t for Javed Miandad, there would never have been a Wasim Akram.”
In Akram’s debut match, the inexperienced squad gained by 5 runs towards New Zealand. The match was performed below the captainship of former Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbass.