Master of reverse swing, Michael Holding on Pakistan toe-crunching yorker expert

Michael Holding said Waqar Younis was a master of reverse swing

Michael Holding: “Waqar Younis, reverse swing that’s the first thing that comes to my mind”

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West Indies pace great Michael Holding said legendary Pakistan pace bowler Waqar Younis is a master of reverse swing.

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.

“Waqar Younis, reverse swing that’s the first thing that comes to my mind,” Holding said in a video posted by the ICC on Twitter.

“Got to have the control to reverse swing the ball and to get those yorkers steaming in at batsmen’s toes.”

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