Tahmur Akram, son of legendary Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram, has become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Former Pakistan captain Akram confirmed the development of Cricket
Pakistan at an event in the United Arab Emirates. The ‘Sultan of Swing’ also revealed that Tahmur, who is an amateur MMA athlete, recently participated in a fight. In response to a question.
The 56-year-old said that his son, Tahmur, is living in America to pursue his dream of becoming a professional MMA fighter one day.
“My son is living in America, there is not much Pakistan cricket there, however, I have given my children the right to live as they wish. If he wants to be a fighter, he must be,” Akram told Cricket Pakistan.
Last year, Akram, who represented in 104 Tests, picking up 414 wickets, revealed that he was addicted to cocaine.
He said he started using cocaine while working as a television pundit around the world.
Notably, Akram’s first wife Huma died of a rare fungal infection in 2009.
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“South Asian fame Pakistan culture is all consuming, seductive and corrupt. You can go to 10 parties in one night, and some do. And that had an effect on me. Huma’s last selfless, unconscious act
cured me of my drug problem. . . . that way of life. It was over, and I never looked back,” Akram told BBC.co.uk Times.
After the death of his first wife, Akram married Australian resident Shanira Thompson on 12 August 2013.
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