On This Day: November 16, 1971 - The legendary Waqar Younis was born

No way hes 39 thats for sure. That would mean he retired at 31. Dont buy that one bit. That means hes only 3 and a bit years older than Shoaib Akhter
 
happy 16th birthday to waqar, you youngster beauty mate......
 
Still a youngsta beauty. Should replace Wahab in the next game. :vicky
 
^ to be honest he could do it! as fit as fiddle he is, puts most of the current squad to shame!
 
^ imagine those yorkers shattering the stumps. you reverse swing beauty
 
Still don't understand why he retired early, could have gone on till 36/7
 
Why is he still not playing??
he could have kept himself fit and been deadly for our bowling attack, even alongside Amir!!!
Dang!!!!!!
 
i thought i read once, maybe on this board or somewhere else that he only fixd his age by 2 years, so id guess he around 41,42.
 
Happy 40th Birthday Waqar Younis!

It's the legend's 40th birthday today. Wish him all the best for the future and hope to listen to his commentary for many many years to come :) :waqar
 
Happy Bthday Waqar! tho i suspect ur a bit older than 40!
 
Oh no, the big four o. Reminds me of India's tour to England.

No longer a youngsta beauty. :waqar
 
Time to start booking tee times.

Happy returns, Waqar!
 
40? haha, he is definately much much older than that
 
40 haha.....he's younger than me! I'm sure that didn't used to be case, even officially.
Must be reverse swinging his age....
 
Happy birthday to one of the greatest bowlers of all time
 
When I was a Kid I saw him debuting for Pakistan in Sharjah. Happy Birthday Vicky but come on he may be 45 but not 40.
 
saw him in the press box last Friday, still fighting fit.

Happy Birthday Vicky bhai!

:waqar :waqar :waqar
 
Happy Birthday you legend

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It's no exaggeration to say that we may not see another bowler of his quality in our lifetimes. A true great of the game. Some of the deliveries in the video are simply breathtaking and bring back great memories.
 
Happy Birthday Waqar! Man, I can't believe he's just 40. I think he retired prematurely. He was a class bowler, and even though I didn't want him to succeed against India, he and Wasim gave me goose bumps bowling in tandem. I have watched several matches and clips against opposition other than India and have found that Waqar was among the deadliest bowlers ever. Thank you for all the memories, brother; you were an awesome bowler.
 
Happy Birthday Burewala Express - Waqar Younis

Today is the Birthday of Waqar Younis.


STATS

  • Waqar Younis hold record of "Fewest matches to take 50 wickets against the same opposition in ODIs" Against Zimbabwe in 20 matches.

  • Waqar Younis took 50 wickets at an average of 11 in 16 ODIs between April 1990 and October 1991. No one has beaten that yet.

  • During period of 2 Jan 1993 & 14 Dec 1993, Waqar Younis took 50 wickets in 6 matches. Record Fewest matches for a sequence of 50 Test Wickets among Pakistani bowler

  • Waqar Younis is also Youngest bowler to take 10 Test Five WHs. His age was 20 Years and 267 days when he achieve this feat.

  • Eight times Waqar Younis was Highest wicket-taker in a series (2 or more test and Bilateral series). Record among Pakistani Bowlers.

  • Waqar Younis has an average of 14.48 while defending scores in close ODIs (Victory margin > 10 runs) Lowest average among all Bowlers.

  • Waqar Younis has taken 72 wickets as ducks in ODIs. 3rd in this list after Wasim Akram and Chaminda Vass.

  • Waqar Younis has taken two consecutive five-fors on four occasions. No other bowler has managed more than one.

  • Waqar Younis hold record of most consecutive Five WH in ODIs. Number is 3.

  • Waqar Younis has taken 13 wickets in two consecutive ODI innings. Most by Any Bowler.

  • Waqar Younis featured in 12 ODI matches in which team was defending less than 200. 2nd in this list after Wasim Akram.

  • Waqar Younis is Pakistan's Youngest Test captain (22 Years and 15 days)

  • Waqar Younis has record of Best match bowling in first match as captain in Tests. 13/135 against Zimbabwe in 1993.

  • Waqar Younis is one of 2 Pakistani bowlers to dismiss all 11 opposition batsmen in a Test Match.

  • Waqar Younis took 5 wickets in 13 balls against Bangladesh in 2001. Fastest known Five-fors in Test match.

  • Waqar Younis is the youngest bowler (18 Years & 164 days against Sri Lanka) to take five wickets in ODIs.

  • Waqar Younis holds the record of most Five WH (13 Five-Fors) in ODIs.

  • Waqar Younis has scored the most Test runs without ever making a half-century.

  • Waqar Younis took 373 wickets in test Cricket. 62.47% of which are Top Order wickets (No 1 - No 6)
 
On This Day 16th November 1971: Waqar Younis was born in Vehari

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A lot is posted about Waqars Sporting Career on PP even now and before, so not a bad time to know a little about his life beyond cricket.


Younis was born in Vehari, Punjab in a Jat Muslim family in Pakistan. He was educated in Sadiq Public School in Bahawalpur in Pakistan, the Pakistani College (Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School) in Sharjah and the Government College in Vehari. He was raised in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where his father was a contract worker. He returned to Pakistan during his adolescent years and there, he started playing cricket.

He is married to Dr. Faryal Waqar Younis, a Pakistani Australian. They have a son Azaan Waqar and a daughter Maira Waqar and now lives in Castle Hill in Australia.
 
he is actually 42 years old? Then he probably shouldve played longer, or its a classic case where they have increased their age

no way does he look 42, looks close to 46/47.
 
he is actually 42 years old? Then he probably shouldve played longer, or its a classic case where they have increased their age

no way does he look 42, looks close to 46/47.

if waqar and wasim heck even imran khan could do better then trundlers like :sami :sohail if they were to play in the next series
 
On This Day November 16th, 1971: Waqar Younis was born

Former Pakistan captain, coach and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis was born in Vehari on this day. He turns 42 today.

The 'Burewala Bombshell' as he was known re-defined fast bowling and reverse swing. In effect, making him unplayable during his prime! To put things into perspective, more than half of his wickets were 'bowled' out, which in itself speaks for his ability to consistently to target the stumps.

It may have been well over 10 years since Waqar's last international game, but his bowling spells are pleasing to the eye.

What is your most memorable or favorite bowling spell by Waqar Younis?
 
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I think his age was a lot older. Take his bday to 1966-67.
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnThisDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OnThisDay</a> 1971. One of the greatest bowlers of all time Waqar Younis was born in Vehari. Waqar took 373 wickets in 87 Tests at an incredible average of 23.56 & strike-rate of 43.50. He also took 416 wickets in 262 ODIs at an excellent average of 23.84 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cricket</a> <a href="https://t.co/TmtdXarwjt">pic.twitter.com/TmtdXarwjt</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1063352013889708032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnThisDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OnThisDay</a> 1971. The birth of the brilliant Waqar Younis, the bowler who with Wasim Akram took reverse-swing to a new level with their toe-crushing yorkers <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cricket?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cricket</a> <a href="https://t.co/HbLtgGd8zg">pic.twitter.com/HbLtgGd8zg</a></p>— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saj_PakPassion/status/1195675477366718464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 
Punjab's legend - Waqar 'Vikky The Jatt' Younis is a genuine legend of the game.

Much respect from across the border from another Punjabi.

Never forget.

His in-swing was even more lethal than my ex's mood swing and thats saying a lot.
 
His brother Faisal let it slip on air today that Waqar is 52 right now! I guess that seals it — 3 years of fudging. Not as bad as I expected!
 
Where did he reveal this?

He was commentating during the Quaid e Azam trophy match live with Sikandar Bakht, and there was a conversation about whether he faced Waqar Younis in the nets. He said “unfortunately only at the twilight of his career, since I was too young and even now, I’m 36 and Waqar is 52.”
 
Thanks to God / and in whichever name he/she/unknown is or could be known to many communities across the world for giving us the gift of Vikki.

We asked for Killer Vol 2.0 but instead we got even better, a cross between Killer and Hadlee, talk about every man's fantasy from the 1970s.

Hard for some people to accept this fact but peak Wikki was and is the greatest sight of a fast bowler ever.
 
Thanks to God / and in whichever name he/she/unknown is or could be known to many communities across the world for giving us the gift of Vikki.

We asked for Killer Vol 2.0 but instead we got even better, a cross between Killer and Hadlee, talk about every man's fantasy from the 1970s.

Hard for some people to accept this fact but peak Wikki was and is the greatest sight of a fast bowler ever.

Having said that, Allan Donald the White Lightning is the greatest fast bowler ever.
 
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