Azhar finds Wasim toughest bowler

NEW DELHI: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin found Wasim Akram to be the toughest bowler he has ever faced throughout his career.


“If you ask me the best bowler then Wasim Akram was the best bowler because he had a lot of variety. Even when you were batting on 100 or 150, you’re not very sure… He could still get you out. That was his forte. That was the best thing about Wasim Akram. He is probably the toughest bowler I have faced,” Azharuddin said in an interview with Indian media .

Azhar added that West Indian quickie Courtney Walsh was also one the best bowlers and was very difficult to read.

“I found Courtney Walsh very difficult to read; he was the hardest bowler to read,” the 53-year-old told Indian newspaper.

Having captained India for almost a decade, he also shared that his successors, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni have been the best captains for India so far.