Pakistan’s former captain Waqar Younis will be honored at the 13th annual Bradman Gala Dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Gala will be held in November, which will mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradman Museum.
The Bradman Museum International website wrote:
This year we are honoring Mr. Waqar Younis, one of Pakistan’s greatest ever fast bowlers. As always, many past and current Test players should be in attendance. There will also be a tribute to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke on his contribution to politics, cricket and the Australian way of life delivered by The Hon John Howard.
Waqar, renowned for his toe-crunching yorkers, has been named as one of the toughest bowlers in the history of the game and was inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame of 9th December 2013.
He joined compatriots Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Mianded and Wasim Akram in the list.
Awards and Records
- Waqar has the second-best strike-rate in the Test match history (min. 10,000 balls bowled)
- Part of Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992
- The only bowler to take 5 wickets in an inning in 3 successive ODI matches
- Fastest to 300, 350 and 400 wickets in ODI matches
- The only non-batsman to score 1,000 runs without scoring a fifty in Test match history
- Best strike-rate for any bowler with over 350 wickets in Test matches
- Best bowling figures as a captain – 7 for 36.
- First-ever captain to take 7 wickets in ODIs
- Highest run-scorer in ODIs as a number 10 batsman with 478 runs
- He also holds the record for scoring the most career ODI runs when batting at number 10 (478).
- He’s the youngest ever bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI inning (at the age of 18 years and 164 days).
- He holds the record for taking the most 4 wicket hauls in ODI cricket(27).
- He holds the record for taking the most consecutive five-wicket hauls in terms of innings(3) and he’s also the only player to achieve this milestone for 3 successive times.
- He is the only bowler to take 3 successive 4fers in an ODI inning thrice in his career.