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Waqar Younis Biography & Latest News

Waqar Younis Biography

Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. As of 2012, he holds the record for the youngest Pakistani Test captain and the third youngest Test captain in history. His trademark move was his ability to reverse swing a cricket ball at high speed. Waqar began his cricket career in in 1987/88 Pakistan, playing for several First-class cricket clubs. He had played only six first class games when he got picked for the Pakistan camp. Waqar made his International cricket debut for Pakistan against India on 15 November 1989, in the same match that Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also made his debut. His statistics are quite impressive. His profile has a number of records that he made as well. He took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career. Together with bowling partner Wasim Akram, he formed one of the world's most feared bowling attacks. Younis has the best strike rate for any bowler with over 350 Test wickets. Waqar was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan cricket team on 3 March 2010. He played 87 Tests and 262 One Day International(ODI) matches for Pakistan during his international cricket career from1989 to 2003.

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Player battles: Waqar Younis vs Curtly Ambrose (Tests)
Player battles: Waqar Younis vs Curtly Ambrose (Tests)
One was a master of reverse swing, the other was a producer of thunderbolts. It's a showdown between a Pak pace ace and a Caribbean quickie.
Stats: Rashid Khan becomes youngest to pick up 50 ODI wickets
Stats: Rashid Khan becomes youngest to pick up 50 ODI wickets
The Afghanistan leg spinner broke an all-time ODI record that was set in 1990 by legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis.
No fixing in Pakistan had Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq been hanged, claims Abdul Qadir
No fixing in Pakistan had Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq been hanged, claims Abdul Qadir
Former Pakistan spinner also questions the integrity of Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis.
Ravichandran Ashwin just two scalps short of becoming fastest to claim 250 Test wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin just two scalps short of becoming fastest to claim 250 Test wickets
Ashwin will look to achieve the milestone against Bangladesh
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
On this day eighteen years ago, Anil Kumble achieved the 'Jumbo' feat of dismissing all ten opposition batsmen in a single innings.
Salman Butt deserves to make a comeback, feels Waqar Younis
Salman Butt deserves to make a comeback, feels Waqar Younis
The former coach urges his nation to capitalize on Butt's recent domestic form.
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
It has always been challenging for the batting side to chase in the fourth innings.
Pakistan can become the first Asian team to win in Australia, claims Waqar Younis
Pakistan can become the first Asian team to win in Australia, claims Waqar Younis
The former speedster calls the upcoming 3-match series as Pakistan's 'best chance'.
Ball Tampering – What’s all the fuss about?
Ball Tampering – What’s all the fuss about?
Everything you need to know about ball tampering and its history in the sport.
Who said What: World reminisces Sachin Tendulkar's debut match and celebrates 27 years of the Master Blaster
Who said What: World reminisces Sachin Tendulkar's debut match and celebrates 27 years of the Master Blaster
The world reminisces 27 years of the Master Blaster.
27 years on, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis recall their international debuts
27 years on, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis recall their international debuts
The duo made their debut in the same game in Karachi in 1989.
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.
Jasprit Bumrah names Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mitchell Johnson as his role-models
Jasprit Bumrah names Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mitchell Johnson as his role-models
22-year old seamer dreams of getting an opportunity to play Tests as well
Wahab Riaz is yet to prove himself as a spearhead, claims Waqar Younis
Wahab Riaz is yet to prove himself as a spearhead, claims Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis says there's a lot more that Riaz has to do before being deemed the leader of the Pakistani bowling pack.
Cricketers take to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy Diwali
Cricketers take to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy Diwali
Let us take a look at a few tweets posted by cricketers around the world
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