Originally Posted by Monk
I think you could argue that for a year or two at his peak, Waqar was probably the best fast bowler ever. He had it all, extreme pace, swinging it both ways, vicious bouncer and ridiculously good yorker. At times he looked unplayable.
And therein, I suppose, lies the problem - I completely agree, but how long does someone have to be at their peak to deserve to be up there with the great and the good? Jack Iverson always strikes me as a good example, and probably Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramadhin are too - to my mind they are all the "wrong" side of the line, but for me Waqar did enough