Wasim Akram told that I became completely dependent on cocaine and it started in England when I was offered this at a party. Since then it has become a part of my life.
Former Pakistan cricket team pacer Wasim Akram opened up on his struggle with addiction in his autobiography Sultan: A Memoir. Wasim Akram was addicted to cocaine after the end of his international cricket career. Wasim Akram, the highest wicket-taker in Test and ODI cricket for Pakistan, retired from his international cricket career in 2003 and played for Pakistan for 18 years.
Wasim Akram had entered the world of coaching and commentary after saying goodbye to international cricket and these days he is seen doing commentary. He told that he got addicted to cocaine after retiring from international cricket and his bad habit ended after the death of his first wife Huma in the year 2009. Talking to Times Group, he discussed about his book and what is in it. He told that I loved to party and I used to feel happy to indulge myself in all these.
He told that I became completely dependent on cocaine and it started in England when I was offered this at a party. Since then it has become a part of my life and I started feeling that I need it to do any work. I was surrounded by cocaine and my leaf became lonely in those days. She wanted to go to Karachi with her family, but I did not want to go. Once Huma found a pack of cocaine from my wallet and told me that you need help. I agreed, but things were getting out of my hands. I had become inattentive to my diabetes and I was feeling a lot of troubles.
Wasim told that I went to the doctor, but he turned out to be a swindler and instead of treating him, he turned out to be a person who misled the family. I faced a lot of problems and even got divorced. In the year 2009, Huma died due to a rare disease, but it was only because of her efforts that I was able to come out of this addiction. I ended my life and there was no looking back.