Waqar Younis

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Five wickets in an innings

Waqar Younis has taken five or more wickets in an innings on 22 occasions in Test cricket. [101] In One Day International matches, he has taken the most five-wicket hauls (on 13 occasions). [102]

ICC Hall of Fame

Younis was inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame of 9 December 2013. He became the 70th male inductee into the Hall of Fame, joining compatriot Hanif Mohammad and Zaheer Abbas as well as his former teammates Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram. On his induction he said: "It's a huge honour for me, I'm truly grateful to the people who've considered me worthy of such an honour." [103] [104] [105] [106]

Controversies

After Pakistan beat India for the first time in an ICC tournament (the 2021 T20 WC), Waqar said that 'watching Rizwan do namaz in front of Hindus was very special'. This created an uproar and he later apologized for the comment. [107]

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Waqar Younis
HI
Pakistan Super League PSLt20 Cricket - Waqar Yonus (cropped).png
Waqar Younis at the launch of PSL in 2015
Personal information
Full nameWaqar Younis Maitla
Born (1971-11-16) 16 November 1971 (age 50)
Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
Height6 ft (183 cm) [1]
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  111)15 November 1989 v  India
Last Test2 January 2003 v  South Africa
ODI debut(cap  71)14 October 1989 v  West Indies
Last ODI4 March 2003 v  Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.99
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Sporting positions
Preceded by Pakistani national cricket captain
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Preceded by Pakistani national cricket coach
2010–2011
Succeeded by