Former Pakistan batting great Aamir Sohail has made a startling revelation about ‘Sultan of Swing’ and his former teammate, Wasim Akram. Sohail alleged that every time Akram played the post-1992 World Cup including the two World Cups of 1996 and 1999 where he led the team, he only performed for personal gains and never for the team.

“It’s very simple. Put the 92 World Cup to one side and talk about the 1996 World Cup. In 1995 Ramiz Raja was captain. Saleem Malik was the captain before that, he was very successful and if he could have spent one more year as captain then Wasim Akram would not have been leading the side,” said Sohail during an interview with a local Pakistani TV channel, reports

“If you look at what happened till 2003, there was this persistence before every World Cup to remove the captain and put Wasim Akram in that role,” he added.

Sohail further went on to cook a conspiracy theory that since Imran Khan, who had already won the trophy, he did not want anybody else to win it and Akram fulfilled this dream of his.

“Look, the biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 92. Imran Khan should be very grateful to him and he is by awarding him the presidential award. If he [Akram] was sincere with Pakistan, we would have easily won the 96, 99 and 2003 World Cups. All of this drama happened for a reason. This should be investigated. The culprit behind all this should be brought to the forefront,” said Sohail.

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