Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis wouldn’t talk to me, former Pakistan captain says

Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik said Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis wouldn't talk to him

Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik: “Do you know that they both (Wasim and Waqar) wouldn’t speak to me because I was made the captain? I even talked to them about it a couple of times”

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Former Pakistan batsman Saleem Malik said the legendary pace duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis wouldn’t speak to him when he was named captain.

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Took the game to the next level, Mahela Jayawardene on highly skilled Pakistan bowler

Mahela Jayawardene said Waqar Younis took the game to the next level

Mahela Jayawardene: “Waqar is a fantastic person as well off the field, a great guy to talk about the game. I think that generation of Pakistan cricketers really took the game to the next level”

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Iconic Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene said Waqar Younis was one of the Pakistan cricketers that “really took the game to the next level”.

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He could swing the ball fast and late, Michael Atherton on dangerously effective Pakistan fast bowler

Michael Atherton said Waqar Younis could swing the ball fast and late

Michael Atherton: “Brilliant at setting batsmen up. He’d just hold his line outside off-stump and then a real effort ball and got it swinging in fast and late, and dipping right into your toes onto the base of the stumps”

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Former England captain Michael Atherton said iconic Pakistan seamer Waqar Younis had the ability to swing the ball in fast and late.

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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”.

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Bowled 150 plus with reverse swing, Wasim Akram on damage dealing Pakistan player

Wasim Akram said Waqar Younis bowled 150 plus with reverse swing

Wasim Akram: “He used to run in 40 meters every time, sprinted in. 150 plus with reverse swing, unplayable, got wickets everywhere and against everyone”

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Legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram said Waqar Younis used to “run in 40 meters every time” and bowled “150 plus with reverse swing”.

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His ability to unsettle batsmen was incredible, Fleming on lethally quick Pakistan bowler

Stephen Fleming said Waqar Younis' ability to unsettle batsmen was incredible

Stephen Fleming on Waqar Younis: “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”

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Iconic New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said Pakistan legend Waqar Younis’ “ability to unsettle batsmen was something to behold”.

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So difficult and daunting to face, Fleming on unbelievable Pakistan fast bowler

Stephen Fleming said Waqar Younis was so difficult and daunting to face

Stephen Fleming: “Waqar Younis, unbelievable fast bowler in combination with Wasim Akram. He made up one of those combos that were very difficult and daunting to face”

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Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said legendary Pakistan seamer Waqar Younis was an “unbelievable fast bowler” who was “very difficult and daunting to face” when he bowled with Wasim Akram.

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I never expected to be the next Wasim or Waqar, elite Pakistan player says

Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim never thought he would become the next Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis

Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim: “Never. I never expected it, or even thought about that in my life. Even in franchise cricket – I never expected it. God has given me this. It’s not something spinners usually do”

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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has said that he never expected to be the next Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis when growing up.

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