He made his Test debut a day before his 18th birthday, and finished as one of the greatest fast bowlers in both formats.
Not as well-known is the term 'Waqared'.
Simon Hughes described it as "term coined from Waqar Younis's prowess at producing terminal and frequently painful inswinging yorkers. Chris Cowdrey was the first Englishman to suffer this fate (broken toe 1988) and it cost him the England captaincy."
And then there were the LBWs, often too plumb for the umpire to ponder about.
The bowleds were probably worse, for at least the toes survived.
Of Waqar's 373 Test wickets, 212 were either bowled or LBW. In ODIs the count read 224 out of 416.
Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamaineiilikenamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau, born on this day, 1921, is a favourite in quizzes, for his is the longest surname in the history of First-Class cricket.
However, there is more to him than that.
The gargantuan surname obviously demands some explanation.
Thankfully, @tintin1107 has done that, so I can move on.
The thread also mentions why his name was abbreviated to IL Bula.