Wasim Akram was the best bowler I faced, says Azharuddin


Former Indian skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin was talking to Indian media when he named Wasim Akram as the best bowler he faced.

The 52- year old former Indian batsman said that Courtney Walsh was very hard to read, but, he will go for the Pakistani legend, Wasim Akram as the best bowler he has faced.

“It’s very hard for me to say who’s the best bowler, but I found Courtney Walsh very difficult to read, he was the hardest bowler to read. If you ask me the best bowler then Wasim Akram was the best bowler because he had a lot of variety. Even when you were batting on 100 or 150, you’re not very sure… He could still get you out. That was his forte. That was the best thing about Wasim Akram. He is probably the toughest bowler I have faced,” he said.

Mohammad Azharuddin captained India for about a decade; he is counted among the best captains to lead India on the cricket field. India won 14 test matches and 103 One Day Internationals under his leadership.

He represented 99 test matches for India in which he scored 6,215 runs at an average of 45.03, he scored centuries in his first as well as the last test match that he played for India. He was also a key player for his team in the limited over cricket as he scored 9,378 runs in 334 ODIs with an average of 36.92.

Despite of being a great captain himself, he believes that his successors, Sourave Ganguly and MS Dhoni have been the best captains for India.

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