2 World Records Of Wasim Akram Which Might Never Be Broken

One of the greatest pacers that the game has seen is Wasim Akram. The left-arm pacer troubled every batter with his pace, movement and reverse. Apart from with the cherry, Akram also left an impact with the bat often. Of course, as a captain, too, the former player had some great days. There are quite a few records of his that might never be broken. On that note, here, we take a look at two world records of Wasim Akram which might never be broken.

1) Highest individual score at No.8 in Tests – 257*

It was in 1996 against Zimbabwe that Wasim Akram got this record. Batting at No.8, Pakistan was in a bit of trouble after losing some early wickets in response to Zimbabwe’s 375 in the first innings. That is when the skipper stepped up to score 257 runs. He also scored 12 sixes, which is the highest by any player in a single Test inning till now.

In the current era, not many players are skilled to score a double century at No.8. Moreover, the situation of the game may not demand them to hit this extreme. Hence, this record is hard to beat.

2) Most ODI wickets by a pacer – 502

To have the most ODI wickets by a pacer is one of the world records of Wasim Akram which might never be broken. Akram is the only pacer to take more than 500 ODI wickets. Waqar Younis is second on this list with 416 scalps.

James Anderson has more than 250 ODI wickets but he does not play the format right now. Anyways, his age does not allow him to get close to Akram’s record. Mitchell Starc has just touched 200 and other than that, there are no contenders in this era for now. Especially with the quantity of ODIs reducing, this record by Wasim Akram might remain forever.

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