ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): A famous swing bowling icon and former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram, fondly remembered by his fans as ‘Swing ka Sultan’ turned 50 on June 3 (today).

Akram remains one of the greatest cricketers the world has ever seen, whose impact on the cricket fraternity has been huge.

Born on the 3rd of June 1966 in Lahore, he began his cricketing career in the 80s and retired in the year 2003. He remained the ‘King of Swing’ throughout his 19 year long career.

He is considered to be a core player in the team that bagged the world cup for Pakistan in 1992, Cricket Country reported.

In his cricketing career that spanned over almost two decades Wasim has taken a whooping 916 international wickets and to date continues to be an inspiration to aspiring cricketers.

Post retirement the he commentates various national and international matches and has also served as the bowling coach for the Shahrukh Khan owned IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.