Think with Waqar, there's an element of bad luck. On his first tour here in '90, he was pretty raw and I know people were excited to see him on the next tour because, without getting the figures, he did look exciting. Between then and the '95 tour, obviously he was awesome but, always being quite injury-prone, I reckon he was coming back from another one when he lobbed here again. From what i remember, he did seem to be feeling his way a bit through that tour and I do remember he'd had a massive break prior to the tour which I think was injury-related.
The home series against OZ in '94, first test aside where he and Wasim tore the Aussie second dig apart, the pitches were just so damn flat so I wasn't surprised to see his figures blow out. And, obviously, by '99 he'd dropped a fair chunk of pace although his big reverse-swinger to knock over Ponting in Hobart was just...... back in 5.
(looking for it on YouTube, dirty-minded ****ers).