Pakistan’s legendary pacer, Wasim Akram was awarded an honourary fellowship by the University of Central Lancashire earlier this week for his unmatched services for the game of cricket.
The Sultan of Swing himself addressed the crowd at the graduation ceremony, “There are no shortcuts in life. Work hard, believe and become.”
The former captain of Pakistan also recalled his early days in Lancashire and floodings in Pakistan and what is done to counter them.
The legend’s manager, Arsalan Hyder himself has confirmed that Wasim Akram was approached by the head of assessments and awards from UCLAN and there were detailed discussions beforehand.
Former Indian skipper, Saurav Ganguly was the last Asian player, who was honoured by the fellowship in Lancashire in 2009.