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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Mushtaq Ahmad

by on February 21, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles

 Mushtaq Ahmad
  • Mushtaq Ahmed famously knows as “Mushy” joined the Pakistan cricket team in the same year Saeed Anwar (1989). He was the first choice leg spinner for more than 10 years.He has been declared as one the best three wrist spinners in the world.
  • Mushtaq Ahmed was most prolific during the years of 1995 and 1998 when he played at domestic level for Sussex in the early 2000s.
  • Mushtaq Ahmad participated in 3 consecutive ICC world cups and was an eminent wicket taker for the Pakistani team.
  • Mushtaq Ahmad played 144 ODI matches and took 161 wickets with 5/36 being his best
  • He was a test bowler as most leg spinners are hence was seen less in the One day form of the game.
  • He played First class cricket in England more than ODI’s for his team basically because of his consistent performance on the English fields.
  • Five years later to winning 1992 World Cup, Mushtaq Ahmed was named as on eof the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
  • In 2003, Mushtaq became the first bwoler to take 100 wickets in five years of English season.
  • Mushtaq Ahmad retired from international cricket in 2003 (one day and test matches both) and was when Danesh Kaneria took his spot in the bowling squad.
  • He eventually retired from first class cricket when his knee injury didn’t allow him to perform that well in the field any longer.
  • Mushtaq Ahmad is regarded highly by fellow cricketers. Though his career in cricket is not very long, he is considered as one of the finest spinners of the ball in cricket. Along with Abdul Qadir, Saqlain Mushtaq and Saeed Ajmal, Mushtaq Ahmed is considered to be one of the best spinners ever coming from Pakistan Cricket Team.
  • Mushtaq Ahmed was taken up England Cricket Board to coach their bowlers for spin. He however as of 2014 is working with Pakistani team and working on upcoming talent such as Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar.
  • Mushtaq Ahmed will always be remembered for his bowling. His career success can be gauged from the fact that he is still a priority choice for teams when it comes to spin bowling excellence.

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