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Iconic New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said Pakistan legend Waqar Younis’ “ability to unsettle batsmen was something to behold”.
Waqar and Wasim Akram formed one of the most formidable bowling partnerships in cricket history and tormented opposition batsmen for years.
Waqar, who is the Pakistan team’s bowling coach, picked up 373 wickets in 87 Tests at an average of 23.56.
He also played 262 ODIs and snapped up 416 wickets at an average of 23.84.
As for Wasim, he featured in 104 Tests and took 414 wickets at an average of 23.62.
He is also the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI history as he claimed 502 wickets in 356 matches at an average of 23.52.
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“His ability to unsettle batsmen was something to behold, so him in full flight, running in, unleashing himself at you, it was one of the most daunting prospects that top order batsmen could face,” Fleming said in a video posted by the ICC on Twitter.