The Pakistan cricket commentator and former skipper Wasim Akram is one of the greatest bowlers of all-time. He played over 100 tests and 300 ODI’s in his career and was the first bowler to pick 400 wickets in both formats of International cricket.
Wasim Akram is a diabetic patient from the time he was in the cricketing field. He played his majority of the career injecting insulins in between the matched and even during the games.
He was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 29. After the diagnosis, he was meant to change his complete lifestyle in order to continue his career in cricketing.
Recently, Akram was badly treated at the Manchester Airport for carrying Insulin case with him. The security at the airport has made him take out the Insulin kit from his cold carrying case, questioned badly and then told him to put the Insulin in plastic bags instead of in original packaging.
He took to social media for the way he was treated at the airport for carrying insulin case with him.
“Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped into a plastic bag” – Akram tweeted.
Very disheartened at Manchester airport today,I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed.I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag pic.twitter.com/UgW6z1rkkF
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) July 23, 2019
“I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997. I was only 29 years old. I thought my life was gone — no more cricket. But, my wife gave me mental strength. It’s just mental discipline. Temptations are there. I feel like having biryani every night — naans and kulchas, and nihari. But I avoid it.” – Akram mentioned.
He mentioned that he had to train his mind to be happy with fewer carbs and has to check his insulin levels regularly.
“Before lunch, I eat a bowl of stir-fried vegetables so my stomach is more or less full. And then I’ll have a little of whatever else is there. So that’s the sort of technique I’ve used to train myself,” – Akram said.