Wasim Akram Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Wasim Akram Quick Info
Height6 ft 3.5 in
Weight81 kg
Date of BirthJune 3, 1966
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseShaniera Thompson

Wasim Akram is an international cricketer turned cricket commentator and coach who has been regarded as one of the best bowlers of all-time. Besides that, he also captained the Pakistan national cricket team from 1999 to 2000. Nevertheless, Wasim has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 350k followers on Instagram, more than 5.8 million followers on Twitter, and more than 2 million followers on Facebook.

Born Name

وسیم اکرم (In English Wasim Akram)

Nick Name

Sultan of Swing

Wasim Akram, Pakistan cricketer, at the 2018 Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai
Wasim Akram, Pakistan cricketer, at the 2018 Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai (Fuzheado / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Nationality

Pakistani flag

Occupation

Former Cricket Player, Cricket Commentator, TV Personality, Cricket Coach

Family

  • Father – Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
  • Mother – Begum Akram Chaudhry
  • Siblings – He has a brother.

Manager

Wasim is represented by Arsalan H. Shah of Game Pakistan.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 3.5 in or 193 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wasim’s name has been linked to –

  1. Huma Mufti (1995-2009) – Huma gave birth to children, Tahmoor (b. 1996) and Akbar (b. 2000). After being married for 15 years the couple’s marriage came to a tragic end as his Humi his then-wife suffered from multiple organ failure and died on October 25, 2009, at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India.
  2. Shaniera Thompson (2013-Present) – On August 12, 2013, he married Australian citizen Shaniera Thompson. Shaniera later gave birth to their first child, a girl named Aiyla Sabeen Rose Akram (b. December 27, 2014), in Melbourne.
Wasim Akram as seen in a selfie taken with his younger son Akbar in Australia in January 2020
Wasim Akram as seen in a selfie taken with his younger son Akbar in Australia in January 2020 (Akbar Akram / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Pakistani)

Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

As a result of his age, Wasim’s hair has started to turn white.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • High forehead and cheekbones
  • He sports a clean shave.

Brand Endorsements

Wasim has appeared in the commercials for various brands such as –

  • Ufone
  • Mobilink

Wasim Akram Favorite Things

SourceYouTube

Wasim Akram as seen in a selfie taken while he was in the gym in February 2020
Wasim Akram as seen in a selfie taken while he was in the gym in February 2020 (Wasim Akram / Instagram)

Wasim Akram Facts

  1. According to sources, his father had resided in near a village in Amritsar prior to partition in 1947. Later, he settled in Kāmoke.
  2. At the start of his career, Wasim played for domestic English teams such as the Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Hampshire County Cricket Club.
  3. Wasim was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 30. He once stated that it had come as a “shock” to him as he was the first in his family. He now supports and indulges in various awareness campaigns for the disease.
  4. During his younger years, he hung posters of cricketer Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas, and Asif Iqbal in his room and would also go to see them practicing.
  5. It was his childhood cricket idol Javed Miandad, who discovered his talent and signed him up for Pakistan’s 1984-85 season.
  6. During his debut match at Rawalpindi for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan’s (BCCP) Patrons XI against New Zealand, he mesmerized his fellow teammates with an astonishing 7 wickets to his name.
  7. At the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, he became the first cricketer to take 500 ODI wickets. This was later broken by Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan.
  8. In 1990, Wasim’s father had suffered from heart failure after being kidnapped for a day and beaten up very badly.
  9. Akram escaped a near-death situation after being attacked by an assailant on August 5, 2015.
  10. He modeled at Style 360‘s “Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2011”.

Featured Image By Wasim Akram / Instagram

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