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Top Pakistani cricketers of all time

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November 14, 2022
Top Pakistani cricketers of all time

Top Pakistani cricketers of all time: Pakistan is a nation known for its dominance in cricket. It seems that they have a secret factory that produces the best cricketers in the world. Either bowlers or batters, Pakistan has it all in terms of worldly people who can play cricket well.

If you are a fan of cricket and want to start betting on the sport, you should know who the best Pakistani players are. To get started, below are some of the most impactful Pakistani cricketers in the world:

Imran Khan

As Cricket in Pakistan still number one sports, it’s largely because of Imran Khan. He started the legacy of fast bowling in Pakistan and was inspired by Denise Lillie who was the first lethal fast bowler in the country. Imran was an all-rounder player who debuted at the age of 18.

Khan was incredibly fierce and fearless when he played as he rattled opponents’ stumps every time he was on the field. He ended his career with 544 wickets which were the third-highest in all formats in Pakistan.

In 1987, he retired from the sport but was quickly asked to return. Upon his comeback in 1992, he helped his team win the 1992 cricket World Cup. This proved that he was an instrumental figure in his team as he helped Pakistan with 72 knocks that led to the nation’s first World Cup win ever.

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis made his debut alongside Sachin Tendulkar in 1989 and immediately showed a huge potential to become one of the sport’s greatest players ever. He is one of very few bowlers to ball at immense speed and also reverse the ball.

He was known for his impeccable swinging deliveries. Waqar was also the youngest player to take 400 wickets in ODI. He is the second leading wicket-taker for Pakistan on the world cricket stage, taking 789 wickets in his whole career.

Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram is considered the King of Swing because he is often regarded as the best bowler and cricketer ever. Even people across the world would say that Wasim is a maestro on the field as long as he swings the ball.

He is the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan with a whopping 916 wickets. Wasim was a lethal bowler with his reverse swings and contributed a lot of energy to his team in the 1992 World Cup. Nobody can argue that he is the most prolific bowler in cricket history, and his records can speak for themselves.

In 1993, he was awarded the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. A decade later, he was given the Lux Style Award that complemented his other achievements like his 414 wickets in 104 matches which is still a nationwide record yet to be broken.

These are arguably the top 3 Pakistani cricketers of all time. With their greatness, they have inspired younger generations to follow in their footsteps. As Cricket in Pakistan still number one sports, more players will show up in the future and look back to these legends for their spectacular plays.

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