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Thread: Greatest Pakistani fast bowler - Wasim or Imran?

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    Greatest Pakistani fast bowler - Wasim or Imran?

    The title is self evident. Feel free to give reasons. I have added an other (specify) option for those who tend to buck the trend.

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    I saw more of Wasim, my God he was good!
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    Wasim. Lancashire only take the best.

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    Imran at his best was better I think, not much in it though.
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    Waz.

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    Wasim was god of fast bowling, Imran only human(well for majority of his career).

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    I think there's very little in it, but I'd probably just edge it in Wasim's direction. Both bowlers had the most wonderfully oiled actions.
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    Go with the "other" myself: Waqar Younis for me. At his peak he was the most devastating bowler I've ever seen. His yorker was an absolute joy to behold.
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    The little mentioned earlier Pakistani pacers - true pioneers shouldn't be forgotted here. I don't think any one would have seen them play but from reports they were prpetty good. Guys like Fazal Mahmood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Go with the "other" myself: Waqar Younis for me. At his peak he was the most devastating bowler I've ever seen. His yorker was an absolute joy to behold.
    Speaking of yorkers- you ever saw THAT yorker that felled Lara ? I think even Bradman would've been foxed by that one.

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    Speaking of yorkers- you ever saw THAT yorker that felled Lara ? I think even Bradman would've been foxed by that one.
    Yup, IMO it's even better than the one (by Shoaib) that felled Tendulkar.

    Interesting, I was actually expecting more votes for Imran.

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    The little mentioned earlier Pakistani pacers - true pioneers shouldn't be forgotted here. I don't think any one would have seen them play but from reports they were prpetty good. Guys like Fazal Mahmood.
    Fazal Mahmood is the only Pakistani bowler of any note before Imran Khan came along. I suppose you can make a case for Khan Mohammad as well, but that's about the extent of it.

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    It's Wasim clearly, but not by much. The lad who said Imran might have been better at his best has a right fine point. Imran in 1982 is scary. But it's Wasim. To be honest you could make an argument Waqar was better too. I'm not saying he is, but it would be a closer comparison. Waqar is underrated in that he has the best strike rate of any bowler in the modern era and it rivals SF Barnes. Yet he sprayed runs getting wickets, but getting wickets so fast means it doesn't matter.

    Wasim's the most entertaining fast bowler ever for me.

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    The problem with Waqar is that he wasn't consistent. During a five year period of 1990-1994, he was the best pacer in the world IMO. However, he never really recovered from the injuries and faded away to a shade of his former effectivity.

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