Wasim Akram’s hat trick for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in a free streaming cricket video. The hapless Sri Lankan batsmen Gunawardane, Chaminda Vaas and Mahela Jayawardene find themselves arranged in that order for posterity against Akram’s name.
One of the most amazing things to watch about Wasim Akram’s fast pace was that it came of a short run up that grew shorter over the years. There was hardly any jump. Just a quickarm action. And bowled.
The hat trick here was Akram’s second in test cricket. Amazingly the first hat trick had come in the previous test match against Sri Lanka.
Add to all of Wasim Akram’s achievements the fact that he was a chronic diabetic who needed insulin injections every time he played. To motivate yourself for almost two decades and remain Pakistan’s premier fast bowler despite suffering from a disorder that makes you feel tired often. That puts me out of breath.