"I think most of the bowlers do bend a little bit of their arm. You can't bowl a cricket ball with a straight arm," he told reporters.
The legendary fast bowler made the comment when his reaction was sought on the International Cricket Council's proposal that could allow Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to bowl his controversial doosra' again.
"For me, Muralitharan has been a great bowler and I have never had any trouble with him. I don't know what started to happen in the last couple of years. They just targetted Muralitharan... One particular guy," added Akram.
Muralitharan is the second-highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 532 scalps.