Waqar Younis Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Waqar Younis Full Biography

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Probably one of the best bowlers in the history of cricket Waqar Younis was born in Vehari Punjab Pakistan on November 16, 1971, but he spent his early life in Sharjah where his father was a contract-based employee Waqar made his debut for Pakistan national team on 15 November 1989 v India.

After taking the retirement from international cricket in 2004 Waqar has started coaching In March 2013 he joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team as their bowling coach. Waqar is currently the bowling coach of Pakistan Cricket team.

Waqar Younis Biography

 Waqar Younis Basic Information 

  • Name: Waqar Younis
  • Nickname: Wiki
  • Role: Bowler, Bowling Coach
  • Batting Style: Right-Handed
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm fast

Waqar Younis Physical Appearance

Waqar  Younis Physical Appearance
Picture Source: Dawn News
  • Height 
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    (approx.): 6 ft 0 in
  • Weight (approx.): 83
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Waqar Younis

  • Date of Birth: November 16, 1971
  • Age: 48 years
  • Birth Place: Vehari Punjab Pakistan
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • School: Sadiq Public School
  • College: Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School and college
  • Educational Qualifications: Graduated
  • Net Worth: $8 Million

 Waqar Younis Family & Religion

Waqar Younis with his wife and son
Waqar Younis with his wife and son
  • Father: Mohammad Younis
  • Mother: N/A
  • Brother: Faisal Younis
  • Sister: Ambreen Younis
  • Coach/Mentor: N/A
  • Religion: Islam
  • Address: Lahore Punjab Pakistan

Cricket Career Of Waqar Younis

  • Test: 15 November 1989 v India
  • ODI: 14 October 1989 v West Indies
  • T20: Never Played
  • Jersey Number: 99
  • Domestic/State Teams: Surrey, Glamorgan
  • Nature on the field: Aggressive

Batting Career 

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MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test871202110104510.2210647.9600013316
ODI262139459693710.31144567.060005821

 

Bowling Career

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test871541622487883737/7613/1353.2523.5643.5225
ODI2622581269899194167/367/364.6923.8430.52130

Source: Cricbuzz


Highlighted Records Of Waqar Younis

  • Waqar Younis is the only bowler to have taken 5 wickets in an innings in 3 consecutive One Day International matches.
  • In terms of balls bowled, Waqar has taken the fastest 300, 350 and 400 wickets in One Day International matches.
  • Waqar Younis was the 1st captain to take 7 wickets in an ODI inning. Which is still the best bowling figure (7/36) for any captain in ODI.
  • Waqar Younis holds the record for taking the most 4 wicket hauls in ODI cricket(27).
  • he has taken the most number of five-wicket hauls (on 13 occasions) in one-day internationals.
  • Waqar Younis is the youngest captain ever for Pakistan.

Waqar Younis Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Playing Golf, Watching movies
  • Favorite Cricketers: Imran Khan, Brian Lara
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: Usain Bolt
  • Favorite Food: Biryani
  • Favorite Color: Black

Waqar Younis Relationship Status

Waqar Younis with his family
Waqar Younis with his family
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Dr. Faryal Waqar
  • Marriage Date: December 2000
  • Children: 3

Waqar Younis Awards and Recognitions

Waqar Younis Awards
Picture Source: ICC
  • Waqar Younis was inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame on 9 December 2013.
  • Waqar was also named among the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992 for his sporting achievements.
  • World’s fastest runner Usain Bolt has once said that Waqar Younis was his favorite bowler.
  • Many great bowlers of the current era take Waqar as their bowling idol.

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Controversies did by ( Waqar Younis )

  • Waqar had issues with his bowling partner Wasim Akram in early 2000 and he was out of the team because of that.
  • In July 2000, he was banned due to ball-tampering and was fined half of the match fee.
  • Waqar was also sent off to the field in World Cup 2003 match for bowling a beamer at Australian player Andrew Symonds.
  • In 1993, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were arrested on charges of possessing marijuana.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Waqar Younis 

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Lesser-Known Facts About Waqar Younis

  • Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar made their debuts in the same match.
  • Imran Khan spotted Waqar Younis and picked him in the Pakistan team when he has only played 6 first-class matches.

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