One of the most decorated fast bowlers of all time, Pakistan legend Waqar Younis was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2013. Throughout his career, he posed a serious threat to opposition batsmen through his sheer pace and swing.
Recently, International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to the Pakistan legend as part of their ‘Meet the ICC Hall of Famers’ series. However, the apex body ended up making a huge blunder.
In a YouTube video dedicated to him, ICC, in their thumbnail, called Younis an Indian cricketer. The blunder was quickly noticed by fans of the gentlemen’s game, who called out ICC on social media for the same.
In the thumbnail, ICC mistakenly wrote India 1990-2008 instead of his country Pakistan below Younis’ name. In fact, the 49-year-old had announced his retirement from international cricket in 2003, not 2008.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Waqar Younis made his debut for Pakistan against West Indies in 1989 and played 87 Tests and 262 ODIs in his glorious international career. He scalped 373 and 416 wickets, respectively.
He remains the second highest, third overall, wicket-taker in ODI cricket. Only Wasim Akram (502) and Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan (534) picked up more wickets than him in the 50-over format.