Web Desk) – Multan Sultans, the PSL (Pakistan Super League),s latest franchise, are all set to unite one of the most feared bowling partnerships in Pakistani cricket, that of between Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.
According to a recent report by ESPNcricinfo the duo will be united in Multan Sultans as Younis will be acting as the franchise’s mentor and head coach, while Akram (who has decided to leave Islamabad United) will be taking over the role of cricket operations director. The official signing of the agreement is expected to take place sometime in the third week of August in Karachi.
Both Younis and Akram had been on very different career paths. Akram had spent two contrasting seasons with Islamabad United while Younis had been basically ignored for the first two seasons of the PSL and had appeared on various TV networks as a commentator.
During the 1990s Younis and Akram had been regarded as two of the best international players and had dominated world cricket with their fearful bowling during the era. Despite this the two often had a strained relationship even though they worked with each other on numerous occasions and took 559 wickets between them in the 61 Tests they played together.
Over the years the two players have moved past their old conflict and Younis had once specifically expressed regret over having a bad relationship with Akram. The venture with the Multan Sultans, owned by Dubai-based enterprise The Schön Group, will be the first time the two players work together since their 2003 retirements.