Former Pakistan legendary cricketer Waqar Younis denied the news of becoming the bowling coach of the Pakistani team. Waqar was linked with the role after Pakistan’s disastrous home series losses to New Zealand and England.
Younis has had four stints as the coach of Pakistan over the last 17 years. His first stint began in 2006, while his latest stint concluded in September 2021. Former Australian pacer Shaun Tait recently worked as a fast-bowling coach for Pakistan, but he has decided against signing another contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“Lots of speculation around me taking on the bowling coach role (role) of Pakistan team. Let me be very clear I have not (been) approached and I have no intentions of taking that job.” Waqar tweeted.
Lots of speculation around me taking on the bowling coach roll of Pakistan🇵🇰 team. Let me be very clear I have not approached and I have no intentions of taking taking that job #ThankYou
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) January 17, 2023
Waqar has been one of the greatest fast bowlers ever produced by Pakistan and has his name right up at the top among the greatest bowlers of all time. He played international cricket for 14 years between 1989 and 2003. He represented Pakistan in 87 tests and 262 ODIs and was amongst one of the most lethal bowlers of his time. The former Pakistan left-arm fast bowler scalped 373 Test wickets and 416 ODI wickets in his playing career. After retiring from international cricket, Younis has tried his luck in coaching and commentary.
Waqar Younis first joined as Pakistan’s bowling coach in 2006
He also holds a list of records to his name which a lot of current players are yet to surpass. He is revered for being the youngest-ever Test captain from Pakistan, while also being the youngest to have a five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. Additionally, he also has a record for scalping three consecutive fifers in the ODIs.
He first joined Pakistan as the team’s bowling coach in March 2006 but resigned from the position in January 2007. The PCB re-appointed him as the bowling coach in December 2009, and two months later, he was promoted to the position of head coach. After playing the head coach’s role for more than a year, Younis stepped down from the position in August 2011.