Pakistani legend Wasim Akram in his latest book ‘Sultan: A Memoir’ has written several eye-opening incidents from his playing days. The left-arm seamer has hogged headlines for his comments on PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik.
Akram accused Raja of fielding at slips because his father was a police commissioner. He revealed that Raja was a part of the rank system and dropped more catches at slip than he caught.
The left-arm pacer made another sensational revelation about his former captain Saleem Malik and accused him of taking advantage of his seniority and treating him as a servant. Saleem captained the side from 1992 to 1995, and Akram termed Saleem selfish and negative.
“He exploited my junior status. He demanded that I massage him and ordered me to clean his clothes and shoes.”
While Ramiz Raja has maintained his silence over the matter, Saleem has hit back at Akram for his claims.
Saleem denied every claim in the book and said that Akram did all this to promote his book and that his statements hold no merit.
“If I was selfish, I would have never given Akram the chance to bowl. Regarding the servant claims, we always had a laundry machine and never used to wash with hands.”
“I will speak to him and clarify why he wrote those statements. Till then, I will not comment further and create controversy. He is insulting himself by saying these words.”