Wasim Akram has made another sensational revelation in his biography ‘Sultan: A Memoir’, saying that former captain Saleem Malik treated him like a servant on away tours during the early days of his career.
Akram made his debut in 1984, while Malik was playing since 1982. Akram accused Malik of taking advantage of his seniority.
Saleem was Pakistan’s captain from 1992 to 1995, and Akram played under his leadership. Malik was found guilty of fixing in 2000 and was banned for life.
“He took advantage of my junior status. He was selfish, negative and treated me like a servant. He demanded that I massage him and ordered me to clean his clothes and shoes,” read an excerpt from the biography.
“I was unhappy when Ramiz, Tahir, Mohsin, and Shoaib Mohammad invited me to nightclubs.”
Malik has denied all the allegations, saying Akram wrote all these to promote his book. Saleem further accused Akram and Waqar Younis of ignoring him when he was a captain.