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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Saeed Anwar

by on February 21, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles

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  • The opening left handed batsman for Pakistan cricket team, Saeed Anwar made his debut in one day international matches in 1989 against West Indies.
  • The best opening pair consisted of him along with Amir Sohail.
  • Saeed Anwar’s performance was unmatchable and was a very dangerous player in his era, where all the Indian bowlers were scared to bowl to him after his 194 against them. ( the highest by him in an innings)
  • He played 247 matches and scored 8,824 runs with 20 centuries and 43 half.
  • He is the only Pakistani batsman to have scored 20 centuries in ODI format. 
  • Being a pure batsman he was not given the ball much, however he still has 6 wickets to his name.
  • Saeed Anwar played his part in 3 ICC cricket world cups with remarkable performances.
  • He captained the Pakistani side for sometime too and wasn’t very successful. Saeed Anwar’s retirement (2003) came a bit unexpected which was mainly due to the death of his young daughter, which then led him towards the preaching of Islam.
  • The reason for his inconsistency in the squad was basically because of the tragic event that happened to him.
  • His batting is still missed when the Pakistani openers tend to show irresponsible cricket in the opening overs of the game.
  • Saeed Anwar is still loved dearly by Pakistani and international cricket fans for his aggressive record breaking 194 runs innings against India. 

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