We did a Wasim Akram Profile article and now it is time to do one for his bowling partner who is a big legend in his own right and one of the fastest bowlers of all time and someone who terrified the batters throughout his bowling career and took lots of wickets in the process. He and Wasim Akram were one of the most lethal combinations in world cricket history and a dream pair for Pakistan for a lot of years.
Waqar Younis was generally unplayable and he used to get all his wickets by excess speed or good bounce or the Yorkers. He is an inspiration to all the young fast bowlers in Pakistan who want to be like him and serve Pakistan cricket for a long period of time and the fact that he coaches the young talent will help them get better with time. Let’s see the Profile Stats and Records of the incredible Waqar Younis.
The full name of Waqar Younis is Waqar Younis Malita and he was born on 16th November and he was born at Vehari In Pakistan and since when he was young he used to bowl fast and the seniors saw something in him and decided to guide him to become a fast bowling Superstar. His height is 6 ft and that allowed him to get a steep bounce and get batters out bu bouncing them out a lot of times. He was also an okay right handed batter as well for Pakistan.
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International Information :
He played for Pakistan from 1989-2003 which is 14 years of bowling express fast bowling and just destroying batting line-ups all around the world. He played his first Test match on 15th 1989 vs India and that was also the debut test match of Sachin Tendulkar and after 14 years of playing top class test cricket he played his last test match against South Africa on 2nd January 2003. His ODI career started on 14th October 1989 vs West Indies and after 14 years he too played his last ODI match vs Zimbabwe on 4th March at the 2003 World Cup along with Wasim Akram. He has had one of the most stellar careers in Pakistan cricket ever.
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Career Stats :
5 Wickets in an innings
10 Wickets in a match
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Waqar is the second best strike rate holder in Test Match Cricket with a minimum of 10,000 balls being bowled
He is also the only bowler to have taken 5 wickets in an innings in 3 consecutive One Day International matches. In terms of deliveries bowled.
Waqar Younis has taken the fastest 300, 350 and 400 wickets in One Day International matches.
He also holds the record for scoring the most career ODI runs when batting at number 10 (478 Runs)
He's the youngest ever bowler to take a five wicket haul in an ODI innings (at the age of 18 years and 164 days)
He holds the record for taking the most 4 wicket hauls in ODI cricket(27)
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