Wasim Akram signed a boot worn by Brian Lara at the 1992 World Cup.© Twitter
Wasim Akram and Brian Lara have been together for years, winning some and losing some. Although the competition on the field was intense, it is not the respect that all the indicators of their professions share and Akram and Lara are no different. So the Pakistani was shocked when the two met at a charity event and asked Lara to sign a boot. “The Prince of Trinidad never ceases to amaze me, he retired from the game and a few years later! We met at a charity and he brought this shoe to make sure I would sign it. I hit it in 1992 when I hit the WC. “Wasim Akram tweeted.
The Prince of Trinidad never ceases to amaze you, retiring in the game and a few years from now! We met at a charity and he brought it in to make sure I would sign this shoe – since I hit the 1992 WC with my toe (after getting 88!) Hold on to Grudge a lot, @BrianLara ? pic.twitter.com/wXwUf9otUt
– Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 11, 2021
The story goes back to the 1992 World Cup match between the two teams on February 23 of that year. It was a game that saw only two holes fall in every two innings.
During the West Indies Inning, it was the only loss of retired Lara, who fell victim to a Yorker toe shower at Akram Landing, the same one they have now signed from the ship.
Pakistan first, with Ramiz Raja not losing 102, doubled to 220 in more than 50, helped Javed Miandad contribute half a century without winning.
However, that was not enough to stop the West Indies, as Desmond Haynes and Lara, as openers, were very good for Pakistan.
The Antilles won the game with 10 wickets.
Pakistan, on the verge of being released, pushed back to win decisive matches in the final stages of the team and played the final against England and won the country’s World Cup title. Akram was the star in that match as well.
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