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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Aamer Sohail

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Aamer Sohail

Aamer Sohail was born on the 14th of September, 1966 in Lahore, Punjab and is a former left handed batsman and a Pakistan Cricket Board Chief selector. Sohail is well known for the partnership and game play he shared with Saeed Anwar. The two were considered the best opening partners Pakistan’s team ever had. From the initial point of his career, Sohail played as an opening batsman. He made his international debut in 1983 and during his 17 year career he played 156 ODIs and 47 test matches for his country. He played his first test match in June, 1992 versus England and Dec, 2000 test series against Sri Lanka was his last one. His ODI career started a couple of years earlier to his test career in 1990 against Sri Lanka whereas he retired from ODIs after his match in February, 2000 which was also against Sri Lanka. His best ODI score is 134 runs against New Zealand with his best bowling performance being at 22 runs for 4 wickets.

Aamer Sohail retired from international cricket in 2001 and starting serving as chief selector from which he retired in 2004 being replaced by Wasim Bari. He is currently a sports broadcaster. He scored five international ODI centuries 2 of them being in the Sharjah stadium, UAE once in 1994 and once in 1996. Sohail also announced in August 2011 of joining the political Party of Pakistan Muslim League-N. He has been in the heart of match fixing scandals in the 1990’s which shook the Pakistani team from which it is still recovering from.

 When it comes to Amer Sohail, all Pakistanis can recall him as one of the best openers as he was found batting with the most amazing Pakistani batsman Saeed Anwar. This duo has entertained the cricket fans all over the world. He was an aggressive batsman who was complete opposite of cool and calm Saeed Anwar but this duo miraculously worked wonders for Pakistan cricket team.

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