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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Waqar Younis

by on February 21, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles

famous fast bowler of Pakistan Waqar Younis

  • One of the all time cricket players, Waqar younis is now a former player of the Pakistani cricket team. Known for his excellent reverse swing, Waqar Younis made his ODI debut in the year 1989 and played his last ODI in 2003.
  • Waqar Younis has the best strike rate and has been the reason for 373 dismissals in test series and 416 when we talk about one day internationals.
  • Famously known as the “Burewala express” because of his high speed bowling, waqar younis had a marvelous cricket career. He initially started off with cricket clubs and then was chosen for the national team because of his dedicated and highly infatuated performance.
  • He is also well-known for his hat-tricks in one day internationals and his in swinging yorker (a form of delivery).
  • He has received several other awards for his astonishing bowling skills which include 13 five wickets hauls 13 times and wisden cricketers of the year award.
  • Waqar younis is known to be banned for ball tampering in the year 2000 and was made to pay fifty percent of his match fee.
  • He retired from cricket in the year 2003 which was followed by his coaching career.
  • First he was appointed the bowling coach of the Pakistan cricket team for a few years and then later in 2010 he was signed up as the head coach of Pakistani team.

As a coach, Waqar Younis has been observed to do an acceptable job since the team has scored several first-rate victories as well as some defeats reflecting a mixture of coaching skills of Waqar Younis.

In the list of highest wicket takers in ODI Waqar Younis is still at number three. The only two bowlers ahead of him in the list are Wasim Akram and Muralitharan. Muralitharan has 534 wickets in ODIs andWasim Akram has 502 wickets in ODI. Waqar Younis got 416 wickets in his career.

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