Pakistan legend Wasim Akram’s swing bowling left an indelible impression on many cricketers of their childhood and Trent Boult, New Zealand’s ace bowler, is one in all them.

Throughout a QnA session on Instagram, Boult was requested concerning the inspiration behind him turning into a quick bowler.


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The 31-year previous pacer responded with an image of Wasim Akram within the iconic 1999 World Cup equipment and wrote:

I’ve lots of idols however this man undoubtedly impressed me to swing the ball! Nobody might transfer the ball like he might!


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Boult has again and again heaped reward on the Sultan of Swing for what he has achieved throughout his profession.

Final yr, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) shared a video message on Boult’s 30th birthday during which he admitted that he considers himself fortunate to have met Wasim Akram a number of instances.

Boult has taken 267, 164, and 39 wickets in Assessments, ODIs, and T20Is respectively.


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