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Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis explains how Mohammad Amir can return to the international team.(Reuters)

'Have to do right things': Waqar Younis on how Amir can return to national team

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • 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.
Saeed Ajmal (L), Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)
Saeed Ajmal (L), Mohammad Amir (R)(HT Collage)

'Amir retired out of desperation, should stick to it': Ajmal

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 08:37 PM IST
Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has said that pacer Mohammad Amir shouldn’t change his mind and stick to his retirement decision.
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)

'He is one for the future': Younis praises 'very promising young fast bowler'

PTI | , Karachi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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.
File photo of former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif(Twitter)
File photo of former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif(Twitter)

Mohammad Asif alleges Waqar Younis used to cheat with ball to get reverse swing

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has alleged that Waqar Younis used to cheat with the ball in order to get more reverse swing.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)

Will be available to play for Pakistan again once Misbah and Co leave: Amir

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Having already retired from Tests, the 28-year-old quit international cricket last month alleging mental torture by the cricket board.
Mohammad Amir (L) and Waqar Younis(Getty Images)
Mohammad Amir (L) and Waqar Younis(Getty Images)

I'm glad Waqar felt bad, now he will know how much it hurts: Mohammad Amir

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • 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.
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)

After 7 months away from his family, Waqar is finally home

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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.
Photo of Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq(Twitter)
Photo of Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq(Twitter)

Under-fire Misbah blames Babar's absence and extended quarantine for loss in NZ

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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.
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)

Cricket Committee empowered to remove coaching staff: PCB CEO

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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 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)

Misbah, Waqar ask to meet Cricket Committee of PCB for a review of NZ tour

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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.
File photo of Salil Ankola.(Twitter)
File photo of Salil Ankola.(Twitter)

Salil Ankola - pacer, actor, fighter - returns to ‘first love’ cricket

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Pansare
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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 .
Mohammad Amir during a fielding drill.(Getty Images)
Mohammad Amir during a fielding drill.(Getty Images)

Mohd Amir incident will have negative impact on team: Inzamam-ul-Haq

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Amir recently retired from international cricket due to his differences with team management comprising chief coach Misbah ul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis.
File image of Waqar Younis.(File)
File image of Waqar Younis.(File)

Waqar Younis granted early leave to spend time with family

ISLAMABAD | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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.
Photo of Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis(Twitter)
Photo of Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis(Twitter)

Waqar Younis to return home after first Test against New Zealand

Napier | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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.
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)

‘They have tried to spoil my image’, Amir blames team management for decision to retire at 28

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Speaking on his official Youtube channel, left-arm pacer Amir made it clear that his problem was with Misbah and Younis.
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)

Babar Azam’s ouster a major setback for us: Pakistan bowling coach Waqar

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:07 PM IST
“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.
File of Team India after their Test series win in Australia(Reuters)
File of Team India after their Test series win in Australia(Reuters)

‘They are notable Test performers’: Waqar Younis praises two Indian batsmen ahead of Australia series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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.
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)

BCCI posts special message marking Sachin Tendulkar’s international debut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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.
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)

Ahmed, Azam lead Pakistan to 6-wicket win over Zimbabwe

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Pakistan romped to 208-4 with more than 14 overs to spare and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)
Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)

Not easy to be in bio-bubbles, could affect mental health: Waqar Younis

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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.
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)

Pakistan great Waqar Younis asks ICC to standardise one brand of ball for Test cricket

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:15 PM IST
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.
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)
Wasim Akram bowling during the 1999 World Cup.(Getty Images)

I asked him ‘What’s your secret?’: Wasim Akram names batsman who played him better than anyone else

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Despite troubling batsmen all around the world, Akram reckons there was one player in particular who played his reverse-swing better than anyone else.
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)

England vs Pakistan: Series not over, we will bounce back - Waqar Younis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 09:26 PM IST
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.
File image of Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)
File image of Shahid Afridi(Getty Images)

If Pakistan draw against England, it’s nothing less than a win: Shahid Afridi

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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.
Calm down: Pakistan’s Inzamam Ul-Haq; wearing cap at right-centre; is restrained by officials during Sahara Cup cricket fracas.(Getty Images)
Calm down: Pakistan’s Inzamam Ul-Haq; wearing cap at right-centre; is restrained by officials during Sahara Cup cricket fracas.(Getty Images)

‘It was a shocking moment for all of us’: Vinod Kambli describes what happened during Inzamam’s altercation with fan

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:25 PM IST
In the second ODI, Inzamam was irked by a fan of Indian origin, who was constantly calling him names, and as Waqar Younis revealed, even made inappropriate comments directed at Mohammad Azharuddin’s wife.
File image of Waqar Younis and Virat Kohli.(File image)
File image of Waqar Younis and Virat Kohli.(File image)

Virat Kohli is one of top athletes, our boys are not behind on fitness: Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 12:29 PM IST
India captain Virat Kohli is known as one of the fittest cricketers in the world. Even Pakistan bowling legend Waqar Younis had praised Kohli on his fitness last month.
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir(Action Images via Reuters)
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir(Action Images via Reuters)

Pakistan to pick only an ‘up to the mark’ Amir - Waqar Younis

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Waqar suggested Amir, whose test retirement last year irked the team management, could not take his place for granted in England where Pakistan are scheduled to play three tests and as many Twenty20 Internationals from Aug. 5.
Coach Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)
Coach Waqar Younis of Pakistan(Getty Images)

Pitches in England have changed, we may play two spinners: Waqar Younis

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Younis said the ongoing England-West Indies series has shown that the pitches at Southampton and Manchester are now slow and sluggish.
Sachin Tendulkar’s 136 is considered one of his best Test knocks.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar’s 136 is considered one of his best Test knocks.(Getty Images)

‘Don’t know what Sachin was thinking’: Waqar recalls 1999 India-Pakistan Chennai Test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Pakistan secured a 12-run win, but even after two decades, Waqar is puzzled by the shot Tendulkar played which led to his dismissal – a heavy off Saqlain that took the top edge for Wasim Akram to take the catch
Inzamam-ul-Haq.(Getty)
Inzamam-ul-Haq.(Getty)

Waqar Younis recalls incident when Inzamam stood up for Azharruddin and confronted abusive fan in 1997

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 06:56 AM IST
In the second match of the series, Inzamam, while fielding near the boundary, entered the crowd and got into a scuffle with a spectator of Indian origin. After being escorted back to the ground, Inzamam grabbed a bat and went after the spectator again, almost connecting with his wild swing.
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