Yorkers: Waqar Younis Style

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  1. SwingNSeam
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  2. Namak_Halaal
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    I could watch Waqar Younis bowl 24/7 on repeat.
     
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    that banana dip was amazing
     
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    the sick thing is that his yorkers are really flat and dipping in with full pace. The worse are the ones that are bowled straight and swing out..hitting the off stump.

    Younis..Akhtar...hope we get bowlers like these again inshaAllah ya Rab!
     
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    When I am on my death bed I want to have Waqar Younis Yorkers playing in an infinite loop until I die.
     
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    lool kinda extreme there...
     
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    LOL. Maybe but just saying his Yorkers were a work of Art. Glorifying Allah's laws of the universe - Physics - in the game of cricket.
     
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    I agree..even post injury he was a monster...how tall is he?
     
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    My favorite is the one he bowled to lara.

     
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    Greatest ball ever bowled! !!!!
     
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    SwingNSeam.There's was a time when i was obsessed with Waqar's bowling, do you know the time when he used to bowl at the speed of light, he once said that the faster he sprinted the quicker he bowled. Imran while doing commentery in West Indies, when Waqar was bowling in the death overs of the innings , said that Waqar had so much confidence in his bowling, that at the death, when any other world class bowler would just think of putting the ball there,Waqar on the other hand would bowl at his quickest!!Hence his rattling up of a record number of 5fers, and winning many onedayers for Pakistan and that too from losing positions.He had or still has,i think, the best strike rate in the business even after his injuries and losing that killer pace.
     
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    When I watch Dale Stayn bowling, it reminds me of Waqar Younis. Both of them have good strike rate.
     
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    Magrath, Steyn are(were)well oiled machines,Waqar, Shoaib were birds of prey in full flight!
     
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    Bhaio aur Behino..

    Forget Waqar Younis' stats. These are secondary and irrelevant.

    What comes first is Waqar Younis not only pioneered a dark art but revolutionized the game of Cricket.

    No one put the reverse into Reverse Swing like Waqar Younis. No one schooled the world on Reverse Swing like Waqar Younis.

    Greatness is not measured in stats.
     
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    youre talking about pre knee injury right? Ive seen him play (towards the end of the career) and even then he was pretty good.
     
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    SwingNSeam.Waqar was also a very intelligent bowler.He used to get very nice outswing with the new ball and worked out Sanath Jaysuria in such a way that in his opening burst he would angle a few away starting on the left handers off and Sanath would square cut him to the fence easily and then all of a sudden he would from the same off stump line, swing the ball in and trap Sana LB, even better he would with the new ball, bowl an unplayable inswinging yorker to the left handers which is evident in the famous Brian Lara dismissal in the clip that Akmal Mania has shown above.What very few know, that when the ball was not swinging he was just as difficult as he used to ball deadly in cutters with his slinging action using an off spinners grip!!His inswinging full length deliveries were at their most venomous when he used to,bowling at around 147-150 clicks come close to the stumps and angle the ball away, only, to, at the very last moment,suddenly dip in out of nowhere and trap any batsman either bowled or LB!! That is the reason that in spite of everyone, from the batsman to the commentators,knowing what he was about to do, he could still pick up wickets at will. :now
     
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    SwingNSeam.Though many bowlers have been compared to Waqar, for me the bowler who came closest to him was Shane Bond of New Zealand,that too, only when Bond was at his best.
     
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    thanks for the nice write up. I agree Shane Bond did look special at times.
     
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    My favourite Pakistani bowler of all time.
     
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    SwingNSeam.Do you know who was the father of reverse swing?No not IK.............it was Sarfraz Nawaz the original big bad boy of Pakistani cricket.He was Imran's guru when it came to fast bowling, and i have read articles where Imran had nothing but admiration for Sarfraz and he even said that Sarfraz,would take one look at a box of new balls and knew which ball would swing more than the rest,but sadly after their falling out,Imran never spoke of him in the same light.
     
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    Not comparing or anything but Malinga's Yorkers yesterday were devastating. He should have got Southee too but he umpire denied him
     
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    Probably the best Yorker



    And this




    Didnt see much of Waqar .. Other than 2001 tour of England
     
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    Yeah I am aware of that fact. For some reason Sarfraz doesn't get enough recognition for it thou. Thank God for reverse swing, because nowadays cricket is bent over to batsman and try to drive everything to make the game batting oriented.
     
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    Sweet! Time to watch some yorkers :D
     
  30. Bruce Wayne
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    Think most can relate to this!

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    I have fever today.

    Cheering myself up by watching Younis Yorkers!
     
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    Nobody bowls them like the 2 W's anymore especially in our team, the ones now seem to not know what it is, need to work on it at nets day in and out.
     

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