Cricket Player

Waqar Younis

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Age 52
Birthday November 161971
Birth Sign Scorpio
City Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Profession Cricket Player

Waqar Younis is a famous Cricket Player, born on November 16, 1971 in Pakistan. As of December 2022, Waqar Younis’s net worth is $5 Million. He set a record by becoming the youngest-ever Test captain for Pakistan at twenty-two years and fifteen days old.

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Siblings Faisal Younis, Ambreen Younis
Spouse Faryal Waqar Younis
Children(s) Azaan Waqar, Maira Waqar

Waqar Younis Biography

Pakistani cricket bowler who is considered one of the best ever to play. He took more than three hundred wickets in both Test and ODI cricket and became head coach of the Pakistani cricket team after retirement. Waqar Younis (Urdu: وقار یونس ‎; born 16 November 1971) is a Pakistani cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer who captained Pakistan national cricket team. A right-arm fast bowler, Waqar is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He is the current bowling coach of the Pakistani cricket team..

He has children named Azaan and Maira with Dr. Faryal Waqar Younis.

Waqar began his cricket career in 1987/88 Pakistan, playing for several first-class cricket clubs. However he suffered an injury when he had cut and removed his little finger on his left hand, after he had jumped into a canal. He recovered from this accident and went on to continue his sporting career. He was eventually discovered by former Pakistan captain, Imran Khan and was selected to be part of the national side. He had played only six first-class games when he got picked for the Pakistan camp out of the blue. Waqar says “I remember Imran was not feeling well at the time, and was not present at the camp. Luckily the Super Wills Cup was going on, and there was a match between United Bank and Delhi XI. Saleem Jaffar got injured, and I got the opportunity to play that game. Imran watched me on TV, and actually came to the ground to watch the end of the game. The very next day, he met me and told me that I will be going to Sharjah next month. Just meeting Imran at the time was enough of an experience for me, but for him to notify me of my selection was just out of this world.”

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Waqar made his International cricket debut for Pakistan against India on 16 November 1989, in the same match that Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar made his debut. Waqar took 4 wickets in the drawn match including the wickets of Tendulkar and Kapil Dev. He made an immediate impression with his speed and became known in the cricket media as “Wiki” or the “Burewala Express”. Waqar along with Wasim Akram opened the bowling attack regularly for Pakistan, becoming a feared and potent attack. At his peak, he developed into a very quick fast bowler and achieved a hat-trick in a One Day International match against New Zealand in 1994. During the early periods of 2000, he stayed out of the Pakistan team for a brief period allegedly due to suspension and conflicts with bowling partner and captain Akram.

Waqar Younis Net Worth

Waqar Younis is one of the richest Cricket Player & listed on most popular Cricket Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Waqar Younis‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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The pinky on his left hand was accidentally cut off, temporarily derailing his cricket career.

Waqar made his International cricket debut for Pakistan against India on 16 November 1989, in the same match that Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar made his debut. Waqar took 4 wickets in the drawn match including the wickets of Tendulkar and Kapil Dev. He made an immediate impression with his speed and became known in the cricket media as “Wiki” or the “Burewala Express”. Waqar along with Wasim Akram opened the bowling attack regularly for Pakistan, becoming a feared and potent attack. At his peak, he developed into a very quick fast bowler and achieved a hat-trick in a One Day International match against New Zealand in 1994. During the early periods of 2000, he stayed out of the Pakistan team for a brief period allegedly due to suspension and conflicts with bowling partner and captain Akram.

Waqar is one of several Pakistani fast bowlers, beginning with Sarfraz Nawaz, who have been successful at bowling reverse swing, because he was used as an old-ball bowler early in his career until Imran Khan retired. In partnership with Akram, Younis opened the Pakistan bowling attack in the 1990s. Cricket critics and scholars attribute Younis and Akram to be one of the most effective fast bowling partnerships in cricket history, due to their ability to swing the ball at high speed. The ability to reverse swing and his speed led to him becoming one of the most talented bowlers in modern cricket.

He is widely recognised as one of the world’s best ever bowlers, though most commentators agree his career statistics weakened after his back injury in 1991. Despite this, he would place in the top ten of all time based on ICC rankings.

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According to our records, Waqar Younis married to Faryal Waqar Younis. As of May 2022, Waqar Younis’s is not dating anyone.

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A tour of England followed, with two Twenty20’s against Australia and two Test matches. Pakistan won both Twenty20’s comfortably and the first Test saw Pakistan defeated by 154 runs. Pakistan rallied in the second Test and for the first time in 15 years Pakistan defeated Australia in a Test match. The previous victory in 1995 was also assisted by a superb bowling spell by Waqar Younis.

Waqar Younis Height

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Ranked on the list of most popular Cricket Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Pakistan. Waqar Younis celebrates birthday on November 16 of every year.

Waqar explained his ability to reverse swing by the manipulation of an old ball; with one side shiny, one side rough, the ball would move in the opposite direction to conventional swing. This led to Waqar having the ability to bowl inswingers and outswingers in the cricket pitch and in effect both Waqar and Akram became successful in taking wickets by this variation of swing bowling. His fastest timed delivery in cricket was 153 km/h or 95.1 mph, a delivery he bowled against South Africa in 1993 but this was after he had suffered serious back injuries which had really reduced his bowling speeds. He was also effective in the use of bouncers or short pitch deliveries; Waqar’s bowling against South Africa in Sheikhupura in Pakistan, is remembered for his effective use of the short pitched delivery.

What was Waqar Younis fastest ball?

His fastest timed delivery in cricket was 153 km/h or 95.1 mph, a delivery he bowled against South Africa in 1993 but this was after he had suffered serious back injuries which had really reduced his bowling speeds.

Who is better Waqar or Wasim?

Waqar is definitely better than Wasim in tests. Wasim may be considered better in limited over matches.

What was Waqar Younis speed?

At a deadly pace of 153 km/h, he bowled the most disastrous Yorkers in cricket, aiming right at the stumps instead of the batsman, inspiring the next generation of bowlers such as Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga. His variation from inswingers to outswingers saw him becoming a successful wicket-taking bowler.

Is Waqar Younis Australian?

Now, former Pakistan speedster and bowling coach Waqar Younis has urged Australian cricket to tour Pakistan, claiming his home country as ‘the safest place in the world’.

Who has bowled over 100mph?

1. Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)- 161.3 kph (100.2 mph) Nicknamed as the Rawalpindi Express, Akhtar was the first bowler to break the 100 mph. His fastest delivery was against England in the 2003 ICC World Cup.

English audiences became aware of Waqar’s talent during the early 1990s, when he played for Surrey. By taking 113 wickets in 582 overs for Surrey in 1991, at a mere 14.65 apiece, and by carrying on his shoulders an otherwise moderate county attack, he announced himself as one of the finest contemporary bowlers. There he displayed excellent cricketing performances and attracted attention from the sporting public. He went on to win the English County Championship with Glamorgan in 1997. He took 7 wickets for 25 against Lancashire at Liverpool on 21 June 1997, which included a hat-trick achieved after narrowly missing a hat-trick and took 68 wickets in the season.

His return to cricket came with him being appointed the captain of Pakistan. However, he had to deal with allegations of ball-tampering and a number of controversies. In July 2000 Waqar was banned to play in an international match for ball tampering and was fined 50% of his match fee. He was the first cricketer to be banned from playing in a match for such incident. He was involved in further controversy during 2003 World Cup matches. In the opening match against Australia, Waqar was removed from the attack after bowling a beamer at Andrew Symonds, becoming the first bowler to be disciplined in such a way during an international match. The Pakistanis then crashed out of the group stage after winning only two matches, both against associate member teams. After the tournament he conceded the captaincy and was dropped from international selection. After a nearly 15-year career, Waqar announced his retirement from cricket altogether in April 2004.

In March 2006, he was appointed as the bowling coach for Pakistan. He resigned from this position on 6 January 2007 in protest against the Pakistan Cricket Board decision to retain him only for the Test series against South Africa and not for the subsequent series of five One Day International matches. He also blamed captain Inzamam-ul-Haq for going with Mushtaq Ahmed instead of him for the bowling coach position. He was re-appointed as Pakistan’s bowling and fielding coach for their tour of Australia in December 2009. In February 2010, Younis was appointed the head coach of Pakistan after Intikhab Alam was sacked as coach, owing to the low level of performances of the national side during the tour of Australia earlier that year.

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