Akram shares a funny security check incident in Australia. Wasim Akram lightened the mood by recounting a humorous event with a security personnel.
Wasim Akram, the great fast bowler and renowned pundit known for his ferocious pace and swing bowling, related a humorous anecdote involving security checks at Perth’s Optus Stadium during Australia’s ongoing Test match against Pakistan.
During the heated commentary of the first Test, Akram lightened the mood by recounting an entertaining incident with a security official. He was seated near former England captain Michael Vaughan. He said that he had to show his ID card twice during the normal inspection. Giving his matchday experience an unexpected twist.
“He (the security guard) said, ‘Show me your card,’ and I did. ” ‘No, show it again, I haven’t seen your image,’ he said, so I said, ‘Here you go, buddy’ (smiles). ” Akram recounted, adding a lighthearted tone to the ongoing match commentary.
This incident occurred on the second day of the Test, when Australia started at 346/5 and witnessing Mitchell Marsh’s influential performance, which propelled them close to the 500-run mark. Despite Marsh’s contribution, Pakistan dismissed Australia for 487 early in the second session, with Marsh falling short of a century at 90. The massive total will present a big challenge to Pakistan’s batting lineup.
Pakistan fightback on Day 2 of Perth Test in a see-saw battle against Australia
Earlier, the Australian squad got a bright start in the first game of the Test series, deciding to bat first, with openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja (41) setting a solid foundation with a 126-run partnership. Warner continued to form alliances, finally amassing 164 runs with Steve Smith (31) and Travis Head (40). Marsh’s vital 90-run knock was instrumental in Australia reaching 487 in 113.2 overs. Aamer Jamal, a debutant all-rounder, produced an outstanding marathon session, taking six wickets.
Pakistan’s batting innings began with openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq making a good start, putting up 74 runs for the first wicket. Nathan Lyon removed Shafique after he had scored 42, and skipper Shan Masood joined Imam on the crease. Despite a strong start, Masood was out to a wide delivery from Mitchell Starc near the end of the day. Pakistan was 132 for two at the end of day two.