Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis is winning hearts on Twitter after he posted a beautiful message for his wife on their wedding anniversary. "Over the years I signed up many agreements,contracts and endorsements but #18years ago I signed the most beautiful agreement of my life which is still paying me back with interest.Thank you?? @DrFaryalWaqar 4 putting up with me 4 all these years #LoveYou #HappyWeddingAnniversary," tweeted Waqar. The post was an instant hit on Twitter and at the time of writing this had got close to 300 replies, 240 retweets and over 4,600 likes.
Over the years I signed up many agreements,contracts and endorsements but #18years ago I signed the most beautiful agreement of my life which is still paying me back with interest.Thank you@DrFaryalWaqar 4 putting up with me 4 all these years #LoveYou #HappyWeddingAnniversary pic.twitter.com/dL7tlplp1L— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) February 10, 2018
Many well known personalities in Pakistan, including cricketer Salman Butt, replied to Waqar's tweet.
Happy Wedding Anniversary, Waqar bhai. Player of the tournament in Sharjah 2000 immediately after shadi :) #LadyLuck— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 10, 2018
Happy Anniversary guys,yeh jodi salamat rahay— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) February 10, 2018
Sure thing. Vicky I remember a newly married couple on tour to Sri Lanka in 2000. You two have just been brilliant. Stay blessed and happy— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) February 10, 2018
Stay blessed— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) February 10, 2018
Congratulations you two... Gods blessings be with you !!!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) February 10, 2018
Waqar bhai you've been my inspiration - it is so good to see you & babhi together. A very happy anniversary to you both. Yeh jodi hamesha salamat rahe, ameen.— Imran Khan (@ImeeK218) February 10, 2018
Mashallah ... Stay blessed forever.— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) February 10, 2018
Often referred to as the 'Sultan of Swing', Waqar Younis was one of the most lethal Pakistani fast bowlers of his era. His ability to reverse swing the ball at high speeds helped him form one of the most effective fast bowling partnerships with teammate Wasim Akram in the 1990s.
The former Pakistan pacer played 87 Tests, taking 373 wickets at an average of 23.56 with 22 five-wicket and five 10-wicket hauls to his name.
He made 262 appearances for Pakistan in one-day internationals, picking up an impressive 416 wickets at an average of 23.84 and an economy rate of 4.68.
Waqar also captained Pakistan in 17 Tests and 62 ODIs but a catastrophic 2003 World Cup under his leadership brought about an end to his captaincy and also his career. Unable to find a way back to the Pakistan team, Waqar announced his retirement in April 2004.
In March 2006, Waqar was appointed the bowling coach of the Pakistan team. Following the sacking of Intikhab Alam, Waqar was named the head coach of Pakistan in March 2010, a job he handled till August 2011.
In May 2014, he returned as Pakistan's coach for a second term but resigned in 2016 following disappointing performances in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the World T20 in India.