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‘Imran ordered half a liter of milk in a night club’: Wasim Akram remembers funny story | Cricket

Athletes often create fond memories while playing the game and especially when they are teammates, the experiences kick up a notch. Former Pakistani cricketers Wasim Akram and Imran Khan were teammates when the Asian country won the 1992 World Cup. While Wasim was an up and coming swing bowler, Imran was the captain of the team and an established all-rounder in world cricket.

Interacting with “The Grade Cricketer,” Akram recalled a fond memory of going to a London nightclub with Skipper Imran. The fast bowler shared the funny anecdote and revealed how Imran ordered half a liter of milk from the club because he didn’t drink alcohol.

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“For me it was (partying) fun. I was young and Imran said ‘let’s go to a nightclub’. He called me into my room. I said: ‘yes skipper, I’m ready’. We went to a nightclub in King’s Cross (London). He walked in and people recognized[him],” Akram recalled.

“He ordered half a liter of milk because he had never had a drink in his life. They got him milk in a night club! There was a line of only girls who wanted to shake Imran’s hand. I just said ‘that’s great’, he added.

Today, both Akram and Imran are legends of the game and world famous ex-cricketers. In the 1992 World Cup final against England, Akram was player of the match as he scalped three vital wickets, including Sir Ian Botham’s, and also scored a quickfire 33 off just 18 balls. Meanwhile, Imran was the top scorer for this team as he hit 72 off 110 balls to help Pakistan score 249/6 in 50 overs.

Imran played for Pakistan and took 544 wickets and scored over 7500 runs in international cricket. While Akram scalped 916 wickets and scored over 6500 runs combined in Tests and ODIs.


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