Waqar Younis (Pakistani Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

Published on: Nov 28, 2018 3:21 pm IST|Updated on: Jul 4, 2019 12:32 pm IST

Waqar Younis is a Pakistan legend who re-defined cricket with his fiery fast bowling. The trademark of Waqar’s bowling was full bowling, sheer pace and late swingers.

Name: Waqar Younis Maitla

Nickname: Burewala Express, Wiki, The Toe crusher and Sultan of Swing 

Role: Bowler

Cricket Career


Test Debut: vs India at Karachi on 15th November 1989

ODI Debut: vs West Indies in Sharjah on 2nd January 1989

T20I Debut: N/A

Career Turning Point: N/A

Jersey Number: #99

Major Teams: Pakistan, Glamorgan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Surrey, United Bank Limited


  • Waqar is the second best strike rate holder in Test Match Cricket with at least 10,000 balls being bowled. He has a strike rate of 43.4.
  • Quickest 300, 350 and 400 wickets in One Day International matches.
  • Youngest ever bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI inning (at 18 years old years and 164 days)
  • 27 four-wicket hauls in ODI cricket
  • Youngest Pakistani Test captain and third youngest Test captain in the history of the cricket.

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 16th November 1971.

Age (as of May 2019): 48 years

Birth Place: Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan

Nationality: Pakistani

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  N/A

School:  Sadiq Public School 

College: Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School

Educational Qualifications: N/A

Signature: N/A

Source: YouTube

Wife and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Dr. Faryal Waqar Younis

Marriage Date: December 2000

Children: Daughter: Maria Waqar; Son: Azaan Waqar


Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A


Awards and recognitions

  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992
  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award of Pakistan
Source: The Frontier Post


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Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6’0″

Weight (approx.): N/A

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Brown


Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Sister: N/A

Brother:  Faisal Younis

Coach/Mentor: N/A

Religion: Islam

Address: Kellyville in Australia


Hobbies: N/A

Cricketers: Imran Khan

Cricket Ground: N/A

Athletes: N/A

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Artists: N/A

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Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: N/A

Source: Twitter

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Lesser Known Facts

  • Waqar Younis was raised by his father who was a contract worker in Sharjah (UAE). He came back to Pakistan and started his cricket career in his teenage years in which his father helped him a lot.
  • He lost his one finger when he was very young when he fell into the canal which severely injured his finger.
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