November 16, 2009

B.B.O.T.D -Toe Crusher

The Burewala express, the sultan of swing, the partner in crime and I’m sure a lot more phrases were used to describe the one and only Waqar Younis. Waqar along with Wasim had very well become the odd couple in cricket, along the likes of Lillee & Thomson, Marshall & Garner, Walsh & Ambrose this pair would create fear in the batsman’s mind just as they began their run-up. They were very fierce cricketers on the field and dint bother about getting the stick treatment, mainly due to the mentality of former captain, Imran Khan, who believed wickets as top priority over economy.

Together they peppered batsmen with short stuff, and then the wicked in swinging Yorker that was nearly unplayable! Waqar-Wasim also famous for their use of reverse swing an art only a few have mastered and used effectively till date. Although, today he’s not so much in the swing with the mike, his destructive best will always be remembered and cherished. happy bday !

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