Popular Pakistani Cricket Player Zaheer Abbas
Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani or popularly known as Zaheer Abbas in the cricket world was born on the 24th of July, 1947 in Sialkot. He is known to be the finest batsman in the history of Pakistani cricket. He was also awarded with a title of Asian Bradman which is a reference to a former Australian player Sir Donald Bradman. He is also counted among those few cricket players who play cricket by wearing spectacles.In addition, he was also considered to be a handsome player who also aged handsomely. To his account, he scored 2572 runs in 62 ODI matches including 13 fifties and 7 hundreds at an average of 47.62. His highest ODI score was 123 runs. In 78 test matches, Zaheer Abbas scored 5062 runs at an average of 44.79 including twenty fifties and 12 hundreds. His highest test score was 274 runs.
His career high performance was when he was rendered to be the very first batsman who scored three centuries in a row in One Day International matches in the year 1982/83. His debut test match was in 1969 and only on his second test match he scored 274 runs against England. This score made him the fourth highest Pakistani scorer. Also this was the first double century Zaheer Abbas made. He made a total of four double centuries in test cricket and the second one was against India in 1983 in which he made 217 runs. The first of all the three centuries were made in consecutive test matches. In addition to this, Zaheer Abbas and Geoffrey Boycott were the only two players who made their hundredth century in first class cricket in a test match. He was also named to be the ‘Run Machine’ and holds an excellent career in the first class cricket. He joined the Gloucestershire county club in 1972 and remained with it for over 13 years. Zaheer Abbas was also made the captain of the national team in the year 1981 and 1984 and retired from Pakistani cricket in 1985.