IND Vs PAK: Sachin Tendulkar Picks The Most Dangerous Bowler He Has Ever Faced In His Career

Updated - 14 Oct 2023, 07:07 PM

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In a heartfelt moment during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, universally hailed as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, paused from his commentary duties to shower praise on one of his fiercest competitors, former Pakistan pace sensation Waqar Younis. Sachin’s words of admiration underscored the profound impact Waqar had on the cricketing world and the high regard in which he is held, even by his rivals.

In a video released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Sachin Tendulkar lauded Waqar’s exceptional abilities as a fast bowler. Tendulkar, who faced numerous bowlers during his illustrious career, emphasized that Waqar Younis stood out as one of the best he ever encountered. It was a testament to the extraordinary talent and skill of the Pakistani pacer.

What made Waqar truly exceptional, in Sachin’s opinion, was his proficiency in delivering reverse-swinging yorkers. While many bowlers excelled at inswinging yorkers, Waqar possessed the unique ability to bowl reverse-swinging yorkers, which made him a potent force in the death overs. His repertoire was not limited to just inswing, as he was equally lethal with his out-swinging deliveries.

“I can easily say, he [Waqar Younis] is one of the best bowlers I have played in my entire career, I mean he was lethal. That reverse-swing Yorker and not just coming in one direction, not just inswinging Yorkers but he was one of those few bowlers in the world who could also get the ball to go away from you and be as effective,” Sachin Tendulkar said about Waqar Younis.

Watch: Sachin Tendulkar Praising Waqar Younis In The Commentary Box


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Sachin’s praise for Waqar Younis is a testament to the fast bowler’s prowess and the impact he had on the game during his career. Waqar’s ability to make the cricket ball move significantly in both directions, whether through conventional or reverse swing, made him a constant threat to batsmen across the world.

The admiration and mutual respect between Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis reflect the essence of cricket as a sport that transcends borders and rivalries. While they may have competed fiercely on the field, they share a deep appreciation for the skills and dedication that make cricket a truly extraordinary game.

As the cricketing world cherishes moments like Sachin Tendulkar’s tribute to Waqar Younis, it reinforces the notion that cricket is not just a sport; it’s a platform for celebrating talent, sportsmanship, and the camaraderie that unites players and fans from all corners of the globe. Waqar’s contribution to cricket, as acknowledged by Sachin, serves as a reminder of the lasting impact a player can have on the game and its history.


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