Former Pakistan captain and legendary pacer Wasim Akram has taken the cricketing fraternity by a storm with the revelations he has made in his biography ‘Sultan: A Memoir’. While Akram revealed that Pakistan's former captain Saleem Malik treated him like a servant, Akram has called Rashid Latif a “lobbyist”.
The former Pakistan pacer also lashed out at Aamil Sohail as Akram called the pacer a “zombie figure”.
"The lobbyists were at work. In July 2000, Rashid Latif gave an interview to The Sunday Telegraph in which he claimed to have been offered £15,000 to ensure Pakistan were bowled out for under 300 in the 1996 Lord's Test. And who knows? Maybe he had,” read an excerpt from Akram's autobiography, as per a report by Cricket Pakistan.
"But had he told me, his captain, at the time? No. Had he reported it to his coach or manager? No. Had he told Qayyum? No. Amazingly, these stories only ever came out when he wanted attention.”
"I was publicly reinstated as captain for the DMC Trophy in Toronto. The clamour for change was satisfied by a new coach, Wasim Raja, and new selectors: Wasim's brother Ramiz, Naushad Ali and Abdur Raquib. They recalled, after his tireless lobbying, the zombie figure of Aamir Sohail," wrote Akram on Sohail.
Meanwhile, Akram said that Waqar Younis was made the captain of the side because of Tauqir. "Waqar, by then (2003) was not in our best XI. He was made captain because of Tauqir, and Tauqir was a nuisance. Shoaib, for example, took it into his head to contact Tauqir directly with a request that he be joined by his own doctor, Tauseef Razzaq," an excerpt stated.
"He was negative, selfish and treated me like a servant. He demanded I massage him, he ordered me to clean his clothes and boots," Akram had wrote about Saleem Malik.