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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Rashid Latif

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Rashid Latif

Rashid Latif was born on the 14h of October, 1968 in Karachi, Sindh.  He is considered to be one of the best wicket keepers of Pakistan. He was a right handed batsman who played at the position of the wicket keeper in the Pakistani side. The biggest highlight of Rashid’s career is he played in 1992 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan claimed its first world cup trophy ever. His career is spread over a short period of 11 years from 1992 to 2003, during which he remained out for a time in between too due to some conflicts. He also served as the Captain of the Pakistani team in 2003. Currently Latif is coaching the National team of Afghan. Latif played 166 ODIs and 37 test matches. His records list him making 182 catches in his international ODI career along with stumping 38 batsman back to the pavilion. His career boom was in 2003 when he was captain and under his captaincy the team flourished with many new names included in it, however due to repeated conflicts he was taken off the team in the same year and have not returned to the team up till now.

Latif resigned from the coach position of the Afghan team only to join again. He resigned from the position due to excessive interference from the board. Between the time when he resigned and joined back Latif was the wicket keeping coach performing duties at the Pakistan National Cricket Academy from which he resigned after giving a statement to the ICC regarding match fixing allegations of the Pakistani team. Rashid Latif as a batsman scored his only test cricket century in 2002 in Sharjah stadium, UAE versus West indies in which he scored 150 runs. Although his career has been a high and low but even the current Pakistan cricket team misses the expertise of Rashid Latif as a wicket keeper.

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