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'Waqargems' all the rage on Twitter

'Waqargems' all the rage on Twitter

Waqar Younis' commentary gems have gained huge popularity on Twitter.

New Delhi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis, who tormented the best batsmen of his time with his searing yorkers, is doling out some equally 'stirring' quotes as a commentator. His 'incisive' remarks during his on-air stints often have the audience in splits. The micro-blogging website Twitter is awash with Waqar's side-splitting pearls of wisdom which are tagged as "Waqargems." Here are ten of them.

1. "Definitely a nick there, I heard it in my ear."

2. "He's unlucky that he hasn't tasted a wicket yet."

3. Waqar on Kumar Sangakara's run-out in a recent ODI - "Oh, that's plumb. That's absolutely a plumb!"

4. "Test match cricket is all about playing a lot of cricket!"

5. Umar Akmal cover-drives Dilhara Fernando for four - Waqar: "Well he's in a rush now. Look at that. Crispy! That was a serious crisp!!"

6. Waqar on Saeed Ajmal: "He bowled well today but, SOMETIMES he NEVER listens to me."

7. "Maybe inside edge....Onto the bat?"

8. Once Australian commentator Greg Blewett commented on Abdul Razzaq's poor fielding by saying, "That's an ordinary effort by Razzaq" Waqar added on: "Oh, that's worse than ordinary; that's extraordinary!"

9. Waqar Younis praises MS Dhoni's calm demeanor: "Dhoni has got a beautiful head on his shoulders …"

10. Waqar praises an "all-round" performance: "I remember he is a very good allrounder. Once, he took five wickets and made two runs."

first published:July 03, 2012, 13:59 IST