Waqar Younis – profile, career and stats

Waqar Younis was a Pakistani pacer who is considered one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. Together with his partner, Wasim Akram, he would terrorize the batting line-ups of all the teams they played against.

Waqar Younis to this day, is the youngest Test captain of Pakistan and fourth youngest in the world at just 22 years and 15 days

Younis holds the record of third most ODI wickets on a single ground with his 114 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Waqar Younis was also part of the squad which ended up as the runners-up of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

For his tremendous services and cricket career, Waqar Younis was included in the ICC Hall of Fame on December 9th, 2013.

What is the full name of Waqar Younis?

Waqar Younis Maitla.

When and where was Waqar Younis born?

Waqar Younis was born on 16 November 1971 in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan.

When did Waqar Younis play his first international match for Pakistan?

Younis played his first ODI on October 14, 1989 against West Indies and he played his first Test on November 15th, 1989 against India.

What was the nickname of Waqar Younis?

Toe Crusher and Burewala Express.

Who is the wife of Waqar Younis?

Faryal Waqar Younis and Waqar Younis got married in 2000 and they live in Australia.

When did Waqar Younis play his last Test?

Waqar Younis played his last Test on January 2nd, 2003 against South Africa.

When did Waqar Younis play his last ODI?

Waqar Younis played his last ODI against Zimbabwe on March 4th, 2003.

How many wickets did Waqar Younis take in international cricket?

Waqar Younis took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career.

Which Indian cricketer debuted with Waqar Younis in Test cricket?

Sachin Tendulkar’s first Test was Waqar Younis’ first Test as well. They debuted at the National Stadium Karachi.

Who is the best captain of all time for Waqar Younis?

Imran Khan.

Who is the best friend of Waqar Younis?

Mushtaq Ahmed.

Which batter got into the head of Waqar Younis the most?

England’s Graeme Hick.

What did Usain Bolt say about Waqar Younis?

“The person I looked up to was Waqar Younis because he had a great in-swinging yorker. He was wonderful. Pakistan was my team when I was six when I started watching cricket. I enjoyed watching them play,”