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July 18, 2002, 03:26 PM
From Wisden's player profile of Akram Khan :

"If you thought Inzamam was out of shape, wait till you see this bloke. As vice-captain during the 1999 World Cup, Akram Khan played Obelix to Aminul Islam's Asterix, twirling a menhir-sized bat for 42 in the controversial win over Pakistan. His technique is hardly worthy of the name - in fact, Akram possesses the widest gate in international cricket - but he's no mug when it comes to straight-lofting the spinners. Very much a specialist slip. "

July 18, 2002, 08:44 PM
Our little Burly Wurly is Bully against the minnows and can really whack the spinners if he pratices some patience. Unfortunately, he is only good for ODIs and that too, if we are lucky.