"Pakistan Cricket Board Should Apologise": Wasim Akram Reacts To Imran Khan's Absence From Independence Day Video
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) published a video on social media on the occasion of the country's 77th Independence Day, honouring the accomplishments of some of its greatest players.
However, no mention was made of previous captain Imran Khan, who guided Pakistan to their sole World Cup victory in 1992. Imran's exclusion from the video triggered a massive reaction among Pakistan cricket fans.
Wasim Akram, who made his debut under Imran's tutelage, has now taken to X (previously Twitter) to attack the PCB for neglecting Imran's contribution to the game in the country.
Akram, who said that he didn't watch the video until he got in Sri Lanka, said the PCB should delete it and apologise. The great pacer advised the PCB not to blend sport and politics.
"After long flights and hours of transit before arriving in Sri Lanka, I received the shock of my life when I watched PCB's short clip on the history of Pakistan cricket without the great Imran Khan… political differences aside, Imran Khan is an icon of world cricket and developed Pakistan into a strong unit in his time and gave us a pathway… Akram commented on X, "PCB should delete the video and apologise."
Former PCB chairman Khalid Mahmood had already ordered that the footage released by the PCB be withdrawn.
"The PCB must withdraw this video immediately and re-release it with proper acknowledgement of Imran's contribution to Pakistan cricket," Mahmood said the "Aaj" channel.