Colombo (Agencies): The forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has brought some bitter memories for Waqar Younis. Donning the role of a coach, he has taken up the challenge to break Pakistan’s World Cup jinx.

"Well, it's true that the World Cup hasn't been too kind to me, but that is motivating and challenging enough to fight on and take another chance as coach of a talented team which can win the tournament," said Waqar.

Younis was always rated among the strongest fast bowlers in his prime, producing wicket-taking deliveries on any surface, the most notable being his toe-crushing yorker.

Fondly remembered as ‘two Ws’, Waqar with Wasim Akram formed a destructive new-ball pairing, wrecking the best of batting line-ups on their day.

Waqar was considered Pakistan's main weapon in the 1992 World Cup in Australia, but a week before the sporting event started he had to return home without playing a match due to injury.

"It was a nightmare to return with an injury," remembers Waqar.

"Yes, it does hurt sometimes that I wasn't part of it but I still remember going to Lahore airport to receive the winning team when they returned.

"It will always stay with me, the moment they arrived and I always cherish that great triumph of Pakistan.

But Waqar recovered soon after the World Cup and along with Wasim wreaked havoc in England, leading Pakistan to a 2-1 win in a Test series marred by allegations of ball-tampering.

By 1996, Waqar had matured into a world class bowler, but his World Cup jinx continued.