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Pakistan great Wasim Akram’s son now a MMA fighter, also plays Rugby

CricketPakistan great Wasim Akram's son now a MMA fighter, also plays Rugby

Srinagar: The son of Pakistan great Wasim Akram is now a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in USA and has also been playing local Rugby.

Tahmoor Akram has turned into a amateur MMA fighter and has already been involved in couple of fights inside the cage.

Wasim Akram has himself confirmed the developments to Cricket Pakistan during an event in UAE.

The ‘Sultan of Swing’ also revealed Tahmoor, who is an amateur MMA athlete, recently participated in a fight. While responding to a question, the 56-year-old said that his son, Tahmoor, is living in America to pursue his dream of becoming a professional MMA fighter one day.

“My son has been living in America, there is not much cricket there, anyway, I have given my children the right to live the life they want. If he wants to be a fighter, then he must,” Akram told Cricket Pakistan.

Tahmoor Instagram is full of his photo training for the MMA. It also has a video for him fighting inside the cage, registering a win. The instagram handle is also having pictures and videos of him playing rugby.

Meanwhile last year, Akram, who represented Pakistan in 104 Tests, picking up 414 wickets, had revealed that he was addicted to cocaine.

“The culture of fame in south Asia is all consuming, seductive and corrupting. You can go to 10 parties a night, and some do. And it took its toll on me. Huma’s last selfless, unconscious act was curing me of my drug problem. That way of life was over, and I have never looked back,” BBC.co.uk quoted Akram as saying to The Times.

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