Test Debut:vs Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Feb 26, 2000
ODI Debut:vs West Indies in Sharjah on 2nd January 1989
T20I Debut:vs England at County Ground, Aug 28, 2006
Career Turning Point:N/A
Jersey Number: #75
Major Teams: Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Nottinghamshire, Peshawar Cricket Association, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
Waqar is the first ever, Pakistani cricketer to score 9.000 and above runs in Test cricket.
He has a record of the highest number of the test centuries in Pakistan cricket history. He has scored a total of 33 centuries in the test.
In 2009, while playing a test match against Sri Lanka, he scored 313 and became third Pakistani to hit a triple century.
He is the second ever batsman to hold the record of most away centuries for a Pakistani (23).
He is the only Pakistani cricketer to who has taken 100+ catches in Test cricket.
He is the only batsman to score three consecutive centuries against Australia after Herbert Sutcliffe (in 1925).
Date of Birth: 29 November 1977
Age (as of May 2019): 42 years
Birth Place: Mardan, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Sagittarius
School: Sadiq Public School
Educational Qualifications: N/A
Wife and Children
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Amna Khan
Marriage Date: 30th March 2007
Children:Daughter: 1; Son: Owaisi Khan
Awards and recognitions
In October 2009, he was under a parliamentary investigation accused of match-fixing (alleged to have happened (during his reign). Despite being cleared in the investigation, Younis resigned from the captaincy stating “Yes, I have submitted my resignation because I am disgusted by these match-fixing allegations made against me and the team
Younis and his teammate Mohammad Yusuf were suspended from the Pakistani team for an indefinite period in 2010. Some of the rumors were that they are fighting corruption charges but later PCB explained the reason which was “Breach of discipline within the team”.
In 2015, Younis accused then captain Misbah-ul-Haq and the head coach Waqar Younis for doing nothing to motivate players and just went casually about every match. He also claimed that both of them were responsible for his dropout from the ODI.
Height (approx.): 5’9″
Weight (approx.): 68 kg
Brother: Faisal Younis
Coach/Mentor: Rashid Latif
Address: Kellyville in Australia
Cricket Ground: N/A
Lesser Known Facts
Younis mentor Rashid Khan, who helped him in his struggling days in cricket, later on, became his team-mate for Pakistan team
He belongs Karachi, but in his debut of the domestic circuit, he wasn’t selected from his home side. He didn’t lose hope and started playing for the Peshawar instead.
His best batting average is against India i.e., 88.06.
He played the opening season of the IPL in 2008 for Rajasthan Royals, however, he only got a chance in one match.
His two elder brothers were killed in a car accident.