Friday, 23 March 2012

Waqar Younis

This is about Cricket Player Waqar Younis
Full name Waqar Younis Maitla
Born November 16, 1971, Vehari, Punjab
Major teams Pakistan, Glamorgan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast
Often credited as the bowler who made the reverse swing popular, Waqar Younis was one of Pakistan’s premium strike bowlers for many years. Having made his debut in the late 1980s when it was customary to bowl fast and short balls, Waqar instead began bowling deliveries that were fast and full. He did not strike gold instantly, but gradually started to master the technique which also included a lot of late inswing. His good deliveries were almost impossible to play and many a time crashed into the stumps. He was also once considered to be the world’s fastest bowler. However his pace and action strained his body and he was out with injuries on a few occasions.

Waqar Younis had the habit of aiming at the wickets rather than the batsman. This was a novel tactic and he was so successful with it that he became the player to have the best strike rate among bowlers who took 200 Test wickets.
After a long 11 years of cricket, Waqar Younis seemed to lose his touch in 2000. However, taking into consideration his immense talent and swashbuckling record he was appointed skipper of the Pakistani national squad in 2001. However, the team did not perform well under him and after the disastrous 2003 World Cup, Waqar Younis was removed as captain. It was the end of the road for this very gifted cricketer and he announced his retirement in 2004. After retirement he has taken to commentary and coaching. provides the profile of Waqar Younis and other cricketers around the world.


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