Wasim fabricated his Test admission for Pakistani candid aggregation adjoin New Zealand in aboriginal 1985 and in alone his additional Test he fabricated his attendance acquainted with a ten-wicket haul. Like a few added Pakistani cricketers of his time, he was articular at club akin and bypassed capital calm competition, entering all-embracing candid directly. A few weeks above-mentioned to his alternative into the Pakistani team, he was an alien club cricketer who had bootless to alike accomplish it to his academy team. He came to the trials at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore, but for the aboriginal two canicule he did not get a adventitious to bowl. On the third day he got the adventitious and the assemblage about him saw the abeyant and was spotted by Javed Miandad, and as a aftereffect of his insisting was it that Wasim was accustomed an befalling to comedy for Pakistan. After that division he commutual with Imran Khan, who became his mentor, at the World Championship of Candid in Australia.
He was an actual angel of the cricketing circles of Pakistan and Worldwide. In 1987 World Cup, back Pakistan played West Indies, Wasim bowled to Viv Richards in the backward overs of the innings but Richards, admired as the best and best annihilative batsman of his era, could not account bound off him. Richards after paid acclaim to Wasim's affection yorkers.
Wasim's acceleration in all-embracing candid was accelerated during the antecedent years. Back Pakistan toured the West Indies in 1988, he looked to be the quickest bowler amid the two sides. However, a austere beam abrasion impeded his career in the backward 1980s. Following two surgeries, he re-emerged in 1990 as a bowler who focused added on beat and ascendancy than speed.