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Popular Pakistani Cricket Player Mudassar Nazar

by on November 21, 2012
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Popular Pakistani Cricket Player Mudassar Nazar

Born on the 6th of April, 1956 at Lahore, Punjab, Mudassar Nazar was a Pakistani cricket player who mainly excelled in the test cricket as well as in league cricket. He was exceptionally great at slow pitches and delivered great innings through his career. Although his career is limited but he made the best use of it to become a significant batsman for Pakistani cricket team.  Not only this but he was also a good bowler on Pakistani side for both test and one day international games. He played around 76 test matches and 122 ODI’s in which he made 4,114 runs and 2,653 runs respectively. His batting average in test and ODI’s was 38.09 and 25.26 respectively. After he sought retirement from professional cricket, he served many administrative positions in the same industry which is inclusive of two stints as a coach for his own team in the years 1993 and 2001 and many times for the Kenyan team.

The player debuted his test career against Australia in 1976 at Adelaide. He was the son to a very famous test cricketer Nazar Mohammad and because of which he followed the footsteps of his father and became the opening batsman for his team. The player has been a part of the Pakistani team for many leagues. He played his last test match in the year 1989 against New Zealand however; he continued his first class cricket career which ended in 1993. The player also holds the record of making the highest partnership in his test career by making 451 runs with Javed Miandad in 1982-83 against India. Moreover, he also has the record of making the slowest century. He was also considered to be an excellent bowler and was termed to be a shock bowler as he was excellent in breaking long partnerships or those players who played longer innings. In the year 1982 he was awarded with the title of ‘Golden Arm’ for his excellent bowling at Lords.

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