Former Pakistan skipper, Wasim Akram has always been known for his straightforwardness while doing commentary in the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2022. Even in the pre and post-match shows, Akram never minces his words. That inevitably resulted in harmless banter with fellow commentators and sometimes even with the anchor of the show. Famous sports presenter Mayanti Langer was one of them who had to deal with pointed takes of Wasim Akram when one of her questions wasn’t received well by the latter.
Mayanti Langer was once again in the spotlight after the Asia Cup final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the reason was Wasim Akram’s reply… again!
In the post-match show on Star Sports after Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to lift their sixth Asia Cup title, Mayanti Langer, posed a fairly simple question about Sri Lanka’s underdog journey in Asia Cup 2022 but Wasim Akram, for some reason, gave a pointed answer.
“Wasim, I can understand the thoughts that are going through your head. A team that everyone had counted out of this Asia Cup, had been written off has just had a dream run to take the cup…,” Mayanti asked.
Interrupting Mayanti, Wasim Akram said, “Nothing is going through my head. Sri Lanka is the worthy champions because of the way they played today, the way they played against Pakistan the other. The only problem I had with Pakistan, was the intent.”
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Earlier, Wasim Akram had shown his displeasure when Mayanti had sought his opinion on India’s team combination for the World Cup after their defeat to Sri Lanka.
The legendary bowler said, “Rohit Sharma is probably sick watching himself on TV. Two other teams are playing. I discussed India yesterday all day long. Today is Pakistan vs Afghanistan. That’s why I am saying, Sanjay, all yours.”