Pakistan Cricket Team’s coach and former fast bowler Waqar younas bags an international honor of becoming first Pakistani player to be inducted in the Bradman Hall of Fame in Sydney today. In a tweet by Bradman Museum Bowral, the cricket legend Waqar Younas is announced as a Bradman Honoree 2019.
Waqar Younis holds the record for best bowling figures as a captain in an ODI & 1st captain taking 7 wickets haul in an ODI innings v Eng 2001. More so, Waqar Younis has the 2nd best strike rate in Test cricket, his strike rate of 43.4 after 16,224 deliveries is 2nd Dale Steyne’s 42 (17707 deliveries). He was inducted in ICC hall of fame back in 2013 and in August 2019, Waqar received Hilal e Imtiaz, the 2nd highest civilian’s award of Pakistan.
Each year up to two Bradman Honourees are chosen for their significant contribution to international cricket as exemplified by Sir Donald Bradman. The Award is issued specifically with regard to how much they reflect Sir Donald’s expressed values including courage, honour, integrity, humility and determination.
Waqar Younas would be bestowed with the honor at the Foundation’s annual Gala Dinner, Wednesday 13 November 2019 at the SCG.