A former Pakistani Cricketer, WaqarYounis, born in Vehari, Pakistan,is one of the greatest fast bowlers of his time. He was also the Test and ODI Captain of Pakistan, before his retirement, for 17 tests and 62 ODI matches when he was only 22 years old. Born on November 16, 1971, the 49-year-old former bowler played 87 Tests and 262 ODIs for Pakistan’s National Team. He made his debut against India, where he took four crucial wickets, proving his potential. Nicknamed as “The Burewala Express,” Waqar represented one half of “The Two W’s,” the other half been Wasim Akram Bio coming soon... >> Read More... . Together they were one of the most prominent and deadly bowling pairs in Cricket history. Waqar was a fast bowler; he established his particular way of fast bowling, unique and different from the dominant bowling style of those days.
He used to aim at the batsman’s toes while bowling fast and forward. He had another nickname, “The Toe crusher,”as he was considered a trendsetter for future generations. He was known for his lighting bowling speed, which used to beat many batters easily. He has 373 Test and 416 ODI wickets in his tally in the course of his entire career. Waqar’s career went downhill when he was out of the team during the 2000s due to his fights with his partner, Wakram. Waqar’s career ended on an unpleasant note when Pakistan failed hard in the 2003 World Cup. His team could only beat Netherlands and Namibia in the tournament, which was a huge disappointment for his leadership. After this, he couldn’t stand his position in the team anymore.
Post-retirement, he took the role of Pakistan’s bowling coach in 2006 but resigned the very next year and joined commentary. In 2009, he was re-appointed as Bowling coach for Australia’s Tour. He also joined as a coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad, an IPL team, in 2013. He was also granted authority in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in the same year. In May 2014, he was once again appointed as head coach of Pakistan and later resigned in 2016. In 2019, he was reappointed as Pakistan’s new bowling coach for the fourth time, replacing Azhar Mahmood Bio coming soon... >> Read More... due to the poor performance of Pakistan in the Worldcup.