Waqar Younis retires from international cricket

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

One of the greatest fast bowlers and former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis today announced his retirement from international cricket.

Waqar Younis retires from international cricket

Rawalpindi:

One of the greatest fast bowlers and former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis today announced his retirement from international cricket. The 33 year old bowler, who made his debut against India in 1989, has taken 373 wickets in 87 Test matches and 416 wickets in 262 one-day internationals. He was known for his vicious Yorkers and batsmen were more worried about protecting their toes then their heads. But it wasn't just his yorkers. Waqar Younis' reverse swing was also a prime asset. He captained Pakistan in last year's World Cup but was axed following his side's disastrous first-round exit. He was overlooked for all of Pakistan's outings after the World Cup. (PTI)



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