He and Wasim Akram were so dangerous, Kumar Sangakkara on naturally gifted Pakistan bowler

Kumar Sangakkara said Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were so dangerous

Kumar Sangakkara: “Along with Wasim Akram, [he] formed probably the most potent pace attack to play at that time”

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Iconic Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara said the legendary Pakistan duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis “formed probably the most potent pace attack to play at that time”.

Wasim and Waqar tormented opposition batsmen for years with their in-swing, out-swing, reverse swing, bouncers and toe-crunching yorkers.

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.

“Along with Wasim Akram, [he] formed probably the most potent pace attack to play at that time,” Sangakkara said in a video posted by the ICC on Twitter.

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