Waqar Younis thwarts down toe-crushers to Dean Jones on the streets of Lahore

The Burewala Express bowled consecutive toe-crushers to one of the best batsmen of all time Jones.

Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Pakistan currently is overwhelmed with international cricket finally reviving in the country. And marking a milestone, the nation is set to host the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year. In a bid to garner awareness, former Pakistan skipper, and fast bowler Waqar Younis played tape-ball cricket with Australian Dean Jones on the streets of Lahore.

Islamabad United’s Director of Cricket Younis was seen thwarting some lethal deliveries to the Australian Known for his banana swinging, the 45-year-old Burewala Express bowled consecutive toe-crushers to one of the best batsmen of all time Jones. Waqar was bowling gentle medium pace at him as the two enjoyed a nice time outside the Badshahi Masjid while fans gathered around them to watch and interact with the cricketers. The locals were amazed to see Waqar’s pinpoint accuracy.

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Just like old times. #toecrusher Waqar Younis and #Ustaad Dean Jones all in for some street cricket in Lahore. #UnitedWeWin

Posted by Islamabad United on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Waqar is heralded as the master of reverse swing and was known for his lethal swinging yorkers at the death. He was a kind of a bowler against whom a batsman needed a metal boot more than the helmet. Waqar along with Wasim Akram formed one of the most deadly and effective fast bowling partnerships of all time. In the 61 matches that they played together, the duo has registered almost the same number of scalps. While Waqar took wickets at a better strike rate, Wasim outdid him with his average.

The duo was the architect of some of the most spectacular collapses in Test matches in the 1990s and onwards. More often than not, fielders were reduced to mere spectators as most batsmen were dismissed bowled or leg before. Whether it was a Test match that needed to be turned on its head or the death overs in an ODI, Waqar had the capability of decimating any batting line-up with his unplayable toe-crushers on his day.