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Waqar Younis Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 13, 2019

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Short Biography

Waqar Younis was born on 16-11-1971 in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a Pakistani-Australian Cricket Coach, Cricket Commentator & former Cricket Player.

Other Name: The Toe Crusher, Sultan of Swing, Wiki, Express
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Cricket Player

Waqar Younis Complete Bio & Career

Waqar Younis is a former Pakistani bowler, who is considered to be one of the greatest fast bowlers to have played the game. He represented Pakistan in 87 Tests and 262 ODIs. Waqar's ability to reverse swing the ball at lightning speeds helped him scalp 373 Test wickets and 416 ODI wickets in his career.
Waqar's Test stats are quite formidable. He took five or more wickets in a Test innings on 22 occasions. He also picked up 10 or more wickets in a match 5 times in his career. During his playing days, Waqar had the best strike-rate (43.4) among bowlers with more than 200 Test wickets - a record that was broken by Dale Steyn. In a first class career that lasted more than a decade, Waqar picked up 956 wickets in 228 matches. At 22 years and 15 days, Waqar was the youngest to ever captain a Pakistani Test side. He captained Pakistan in 17 Tests and 62 ODIs.
Waqar was a trendsetter. He brought about a big paradigm shift in the art of fast bowling. As opposed to the 'fast and short' bowling that used to dominate those days, Waqar used to bowl full and fast, aiming for the batsman's toes. This ability also earned him the nickname 'The Toe crusher'. With his ability to move the ball late, Waqar became a lethal operator, both with the new and the old ball.
Waqar had an unpleasant end to his playing career after Pakistan had a catastrophic 2003 World Cup under his leadership. They could only beat Netherlands and Namibia in the tournament. After this, Waqar couldn't pave his way back into the team, a team which was being drafted keeping the future in mind. As a result, Waqar announced his retirement in April 2004.
Post-retirement, he took up coaching positions. He was appointed as the bowling coach of Pakistan in 2006, but resigned in 2007 to take up commentary for some time. In December 2009, he was reappointed as Pakistan's bowling and fielding coach for the Australian tour. In March 2010, Waqar was made the head coach after Intikhab Alam was sacked, owing to the team's poor performance Down Under. After taking Pakistan to the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup, Waqar resigned from his position citing personal reasons. In March 2013, he joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad team as the bowling coach. He was also inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in December 2013. He was appointed by the PCB as Pakistan's new bowling coach on a 3-year contract in 2019.

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Waqar Younis Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He has a brother named Faisal Younis and a sister named Ambreen Younis. He is married to Faryal Waqar Younis since 2000 and together the couple has a son named Azaan Waqar and 2 daughters named Mariam Younis and Maira Waqar Younis.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Religion Islam
Address Kellyville, Sydney
School Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur
Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School, Sharjah
College Government College, Vehari
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs India at National Stadium, Nov 15, 1989
ODI - vs West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Oct 14, 1989
Best Friends Wasim Akram
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Player Imran Khan
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Fawad Khan
Favorite Singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Favorite Place Karachi and Sydney

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Waqar Younis

  • He is nicknamed as 'The Burewala Express'.
  • At 22 years and 15 days, Waqar was the youngest to ever captain a Pakistani Test side.
  • Besides coaching, he also served as a commentator as well.
  • He also served as the bowling coach of IPL franchise SRH.

Waqar Younis Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 10months, 20 days old age Waqar Younis will turn 51 on 16 November, 2022. Only 1 months, 9 days, 10 hours,35 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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