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Wasim Akram’s Hilarious Banter With Australian Commentators Adds Laughter To Test Series
By CricShots - Jan 8, 2024 11:47 am
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During the recently concluded three-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan, former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram added a touch of humor to the commentary panel. Despite Pakistan’s 0-3 loss in the series, Akram managed to entertain the audience with a lighthearted exchange with Australian commentators.

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

In a video circulating on social media, Akram playfully trolled his Australian counterparts for their incorrect pronunciation of the name “Fakhar.” The legendary cricketer joked, “There’s another name you guys mess up as well. Try to pronounce Fakhar.” He then shared a humorous incident involving his wife Shaniera, narrating how it took her two years to correctly pronounce the name due to the Australians’ struggle with the letter ‘K.’

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The banter continued as the Australian commentators, including Akram, recalled an incident involving Mark Waugh’s difficulty in pronouncing ‘Fakhar Zaman’ on stage. The light-hearted moments added a refreshing touch to the series, offering viewers some entertainment amid the competitive cricket action.

 

The Test series itself saw Australia, led by Pat Cummins, dominating with a clean sweep. The hosts secured a massive 360-run victory at the Optus Stadium in Perth in the opening match. Subsequently, they clinched the second game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a comfortable 79-run win.

The final game at the Sydney Cricket Ground witnessed Australia’s outstanding performance, resulting in a comprehensive 3-0 series whitewash. In the last Test, Pakistan batted first and posted scores of 313 and 115 in their first and second innings.

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Australia, in response, managed 299 runs in their first innings. The match concluded with Australia winning by eight wickets, with David Warner’s remarkable half-century in his final Test innings contributing to the successful chase of a total of 130. Marnus Labuschagne’s unbeaten 62 off 73 deliveries also played a significant role in Australia’s series victory.