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Wasim, Waqar pick between Tendulkar and Lara; reveals whose 'mind they'd read'

  • The 1990s, or even today when that era is mentioned is dominated with one question – who was better, Sachin Tendulkar or Brian Lara? Well, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis have revealed their pick.
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis name their pick between Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. (Getty Images)
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis name their pick between Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. (Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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'It is ridiculous': Waqar slams Langer for praising Warner's double-bouncer six 

  • Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has criticised Australia coach Justin Langer’s praise for David Warner’s double-bouncer six which he hit off Mohammad Hafeez in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 between Australia and Pakistan.
Waqar Younis is not impressed with Australia coach Justin Langer. (Getty Images)
Waqar Younis is not impressed with Australia coach Justin Langer. (Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 12:40 PM IST
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Wasim, Waqar react to conspiracy theories after India's big win vs Afghanistan 

  • Pakistan greats Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis rubbished the conspiracy theories after India's win against Afghanistan and asked the fans not to think on those lines.
India v Afghanistan - Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 3, 2021 India players celebrate after the match (REUTERS)
India v Afghanistan - Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 3, 2021 India players celebrate after the match (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 04, 2021 10:49 AM IST
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Waqar Younis apologises for his 'namaz' comment after India-Pakistan match

Younis' comment on Mohammad Rizwan offering namaz during the drinks break in the India-Pakistan game in the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday had not gone down well with former cricketers as well as Pakistan fans.
Pakistan's Waqar Younis(AP)
Pakistan's Waqar Younis(AP)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 08:02 AM IST
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'Even Wasim, Misbah and I couldn't do it; but Babar has'- Waqar after PAK's win

  • India vs Pakistan: Former pacer Waqar Younis was all praise for PAK skipper Babar Azam, who led his team to rampant 10-wicket win in their opening T20 World Cup encounter.
'Even Wasim, Misbah and I couldn't do it; we tried our best': Waqar Younis hails Babar Azam as Pakistan snap World Cup jinx against India at T20 World Cup.(AP)
'Even Wasim, Misbah and I couldn't do it; we tried our best': Waqar Younis hails Babar Azam as Pakistan snap World Cup jinx against India at T20 World Cup.(AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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‘Sudden resignation of Misbah, Waqar not ideal situation’: Shadab Khan

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced that Misbah and Waqar have resigned and that former Pakistan Test players, Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq would be interim coaches for the time being.
Shadab Khan speaks about sudden resignation of head coach Misbah ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis(Getty Images)
Shadab Khan speaks about sudden resignation of head coach Misbah ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 10:55 AM IST
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'Have to do right things': Waqar Younis on how Amir can return to national team

  • Fast bowling great and Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis has listed down pointers for Mohammad Amir to follow in order to make a comeback into the international side.
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis explains how Mohammad Amir can return to the international team.(Reuters)
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis explains how Mohammad Amir can return to the international team.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 07:17 PM IST
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'Amir retired out of desperation, should stick to it': Ajmal

Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has said that pacer Mohammad Amir shouldn’t change his mind and stick to his retirement decision.
Saeed Ajmal (L), Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Saeed Ajmal (L), Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on May 23, 2021 08:37 PM IST
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'He is one for the future': Younis praises 'very promising young fast bowler'

Asked about the disappearance of young pacer Naseem Shah from Pakistan squad after being touted as a big find two years ago, Waqar said he was having some injury and fitness issues.
Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis gives press conference at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, (AP)
Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis gives press conference at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, (AP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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Mohammad Asif alleges Waqar Younis used to cheat with ball to get reverse swing

Former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has alleged that Waqar Younis used to cheat with the ball in order to get more reverse swing.
File photo of former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif(Twitter)
File photo of former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 28, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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Will be available to play for Pakistan again once Misbah and Co leave: Amir

Having already retired from Tests, the 28-year-old quit international cricket last month alleging mental torture by the cricket board.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 18, 2021 03:08 PM IST
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I'm glad Waqar felt bad, now he will know how much it hurts: Mohammad Amir

  • Mohammad Amir talked about the need to give players 'space' and the importance of putting an end to a scary environment in the Pakistan team.
Mohammad Amir (L) and Waqar Younis(Getty Images)
Mohammad Amir (L) and Waqar Younis(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 15, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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After 7 months away from his family, Waqar is finally home

The 49-year-old Waqar has been kept busy, touring England before his team went on to host Zimbabwe and then visited New Zealand for another series of matches.
Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis gives press conference at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. After going seven months without seeing his family while living in a bio-secure bubble and traveling the world as Pakistan's bowling coach, Younis is finally getting to spend some time at home. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)(AP)
Pakistan's bowling coach, Waqar Younis gives press conference at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. After going seven months without seeing his family while living in a bio-secure bubble and traveling the world as Pakistan's bowling coach, Younis is finally getting to spend some time at home. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)(AP)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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Under-fire Misbah blames Babar's absence and extended quarantine for loss in NZ

Pakistan lost both the Tests and also went down 1-2 against New Zealand in the T20Is. Under Misbah, Pakistan had lost away series in Australia and England as well.
Photo of Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq(Twitter)
Photo of Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Cricket Committee empowered to remove coaching staff: PCB CEO

The Cricket Committee will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday in Lahore with Misbah and bowling Waqar Younis called to brief the members on the performances of the team against England, Zimbabwe and most recently New Zealand.
Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro(REUTERS)
Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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Misbah, Waqar ask to meet Cricket Committee of PCB for a review of NZ tour

A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the meeting will most likely be held in Lahore but the date has not been finalised as yet.
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq (R) and bowling coach Waqar Younis (L)(HT Collage)
Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq (R) and bowling coach Waqar Younis (L)(HT Collage)
Published on Jan 10, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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Salil Ankola - pacer, actor, fighter - returns to ‘first love’ cricket

Ankola, who had made his debut in the same Test as Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis during the 1989-90 India vs Pakistan series, is ready to help Mumbai cricket again by unearthing new talent as chairman of senior selection committee .
File photo of Salil Ankola.(Twitter)
File photo of Salil Ankola.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Mohd Amir incident will have negative impact on team: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Amir recently retired from international cricket due to his differences with team management comprising chief coach Misbah ul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis.
Mohammad Amir during a fielding drill.(Getty Images)
Mohammad Amir during a fielding drill.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:37 PM IST
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Waqar Younis granted early leave to spend time with family

Younis will rejoin the Pakistan team in time for the series against South Africa, which starts from Jan. 26 when Karachi hosts the first test.
File image of Waqar Younis.(File)
File image of Waqar Younis.(File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Waqar Younis to return home after first Test against New Zealand

The 49-year-old will rejoin the national side in time for the home series against South Africa, which starts with the first Test in Karachi on January 26.
Photo of Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis(Twitter)
Photo of Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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‘They have tried to spoil my image’, Amir blames team management for decision to retire at 28

Speaking on his official Youtube channel, left-arm pacer Amir made it clear that his problem was with Misbah and Younis.
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Babar Azam’s ouster a major setback for us: Pakistan bowling coach Waqar

“There is no doubt that Babar is one of the best players in the world now in any format. So it is a major setback for us. Other teams are scared of him,” Waqar said from New Zealand during a media interaction with Pakistani journalists.
Cricket - Third T20 International - England v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 1, 2020 Pakistan's Babar Azam Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Cricket - Third T20 International - England v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - September 1, 2020 Pakistan's Babar Azam Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 07:07 PM IST
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‘They are notable Test performers’: Waqar Younis praises two Indian batsmen ahead of Australia series

Waqar Younis took the name of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane and said these ‘notable’ performers of India will provide a good contest against Australia in the four-match Test series.
File of Team India after their Test series win in Australia(Reuters)
File of Team India after their Test series win in Australia(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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BCCI posts special message marking Sachin Tendulkar’s international debut

Marking 31 years of Sachin’s international debut, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took their Twitter handle to thank the cricket legend for inspiring an entire generation with his excellent game.
Sachin Tendulkar in his debut match (L) and last match (R)(BCCI/Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar in his debut match (L) and last match (R)(BCCI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Ahmed, Azam lead Pakistan to 6-wicket win over Zimbabwe

Pakistan romped to 208-4 with more than 14 overs to spare and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rawalpindi:Pakistani batsman Babar Azam, right, plays a shot while Zimbabwe's wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor, watches during their 2nd one-day international cricket match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. AP/PTI Photo)(AP01-11-2020_000191A)(AP)
Rawalpindi:Pakistani batsman Babar Azam, right, plays a shot while Zimbabwe's wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor, watches during their 2nd one-day international cricket match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. AP/PTI Photo)(AP01-11-2020_000191A)(AP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 08:13 PM IST
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Not easy to be in bio-bubbles, could affect mental health: Waqar Younis

Waqar said that he is worried that players in Pakistan might face mental health issues if cricket continued to be played for more time in the Covid-19 situation.
Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)
Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Pakistan great Waqar Younis asks ICC to standardise one brand of ball for Test cricket

Younis, who has held different coaching positions with the national team since his retirement, including that of head coach, on Thursday said that the International Cricket Council should consider using only one brand of ball in Test cricket as fast bowlers find it difficult to adjust while playing in different conditions across the world.
Nasim Shah of Pakistan bowls watched on by Shaheen Afridi and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis during a nets session at Old Trafford, Manchester.(PA Images via Getty Images)
Nasim Shah of Pakistan bowls watched on by Shaheen Afridi and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis during a nets session at Old Trafford, Manchester.(PA Images via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 06:15 PM IST
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I asked him ‘What’s your secret?’: Wasim Akram names batsman who played him better than anyone else

Despite troubling batsmen all around the world, Akram reckons there was one player in particular who played his reverse-swing better than anyone else.
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 07:30 AM IST
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England vs Pakistan: Series not over, we will bounce back - Waqar Younis

England vs Pakistan: England took a 1-0 lead after a comeback win in the first Test in Manchester. But Younis believes that even though he has an inexperienced bowling unit, his team still showed signs of dominance in the first Test.
Cricket - First Test - England v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - August 8, 2020 Pakistan's Yasir Shah reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Dan Mullan/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Cricket - First Test - England v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - August 8, 2020 Pakistan's Yasir Shah reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Dan Mullan/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 09:26 PM IST
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If Pakistan draw against England, it’s nothing less than a win: Shahid Afridi

Afridi noted that head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach, Younis Khan, bowling coach, Waqar Younis and spin coach, Mushtaq Ahmed had loads of experience of playing in England and that should help the side.
File image of Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)
File image of Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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