5 youngest bowlers ranked to be Number 1 rank in Test cricket
Cricket has a unique aspect embedded in itself. The ability to draw passion. It makes young guys envision themselves in their nation's colors and work hard for making this dream a reality.
The world of cricket has seen some phenomenal young bowlers and I have listed five of them who took the world by storm by showcasing their incredible skills with the ball for their country and rose to the top.
#5 Waqar Younis (23 years 47 days)
Nicknamed the "Burewala Express", Waqar is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. Well-known for his speed and technique, he could devastate any battling line-up with his ability to swing the ball with great precision.
The Pakistani icon was so good at bowling longer spells with great precision that he brought a new word to the cricketing vocabulary. Batsmen were “Waqared” with legs or stumps outspread around the batting crease throughout his Test career. His ability to reverse-swing a ball at a high speed is well-respected.
He achieved the number 1 rank in Test cricket in January 1993 by taking 9 wickets at Hamilton and retained his spot for 39 matches. Alongside bowling partner Wasim Akram, Waqar formed one of the most feared bowling attacks ever.