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Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar said iconic fast bowler and reverse swing master Waqar Younis is “always an inspiration”.
Waqar, who recently stepped down as Pakistan’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.
Thank you Waqar bhai. Hope you're well. Always an inspiration.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 14, 2021
“Thank you Waqar bhai. Hope you’re well. Always an inspiration,” Akhtar said on Twitter.
Akhtar represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, where he took 178 wickets at an average of 25.69.
He also featured in 163 ODIs and claimed 247 wickets at an average of 24.97.
As for his T20 International career, the 46-year-old picked up 19 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 22.73.
The Rawalpindi Express still holds the record for the quickest delivery in international cricket, which was clocked at 161.3 kph (100.2 mph) during Pakistan’s match against England in the 2003 World Cup.