Cricketer’s Son MMA Fighter: Sons of cricketers are often seen thinking of making a career in the sport. Work hard and if you succeed, one day you will get a chance in the national team. Cricket has seen many such father-son pairs. Although the son of a cricket veteran has thought of pursuing a career in another sport.
Taimur is the son of the legendary Wasim Akram.
The veteran being mentioned is Pakistan’s renowned pacer Wasim Akram. Wasim Akram’s son Timur, who was feared among the batsmen on the cricket field, has become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
Taimur is an MMA fighter
This was also confirmed by former Pakistan captain Akram during the program in the United Arab Emirates. Wasim Akram, who is known as the “Sultan of the Swing”, has said that Taimur is an amateur MMA athlete.
Wasim Akram confirmed
Taimur was also involved in a brawl recently. When asked, Wasim Akram, 56, said his son Taimur lives in the US to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional MMA fighter one day.
Taimur lives in America
Akram said, “My son Taimur lives in America. There is not much cricket there. Anyway, I have given my children the right to live as they want. If he wants to become a fighter, then he has to fulfill his dream.
Akram’s first wife got married in 2009
Wasim Akram’s first wife Huma died in 2009 due to a rare fungal infection. He later married Australian resident Shanira Thompson in 2013.
Wasim works very hard on his fitness
Akram is also very conscious about his fitness. He’s still sweating it out in the gym. He has conceded 414 wickets in 104 Test matches during his career. He has 502 wickets in 356 matches in ODIs.