Zaheer Abbas was one of the most stylish batsmen of his time with a
sound technique and the temperament to back it up. He was referred to
as the 'Asian Bradman'! Zaheer was probably the most consistent
batsman in the team during his prime, and was comfortable against
both fast and spin bowling, although he got into a lot of trouble
on bouncy tracks with his tendency to rely on the front foot.He was
considered to be a dasher, often getting out due to a sudden
rush of blood...Considered to be a top class slip fielder, Zaheer
captained Pakistan on quite a few occasions during his career.
Today he is a National selector and is the Coach for the Pakistan
International Airlines Cricket team. He remains connected to cricket,
and has been a valuable coach to many young players in Pakistan.
One more Pakistan Cricket Legend...Zaheer Abbas.
Syed Zaheer Abbas
Born : 24 July 1947, Sialkot
Major Teams: Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Sind,
Gloucestershire, Karachi City Cricket Association.
Batting Style: Right Hand Batsman
Bowling Style: Right Arm Off Break
Other : ICC Match Referee
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1972
Test Debut: Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, 1st Test, 1969/70
Last Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sialkot, 2nd Test, 1985/86
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Batting 78 124 11 5062 274 44.79 12 20 34 -
Balls M R W Ave Best 5 10 SR Econ
Bowling 370 9 132 3 44.00 2-21 - - 123.3 2.14
ODI Debut: Pakistan v England at Nottingham, Prudential Trophy, 1974
Last ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Sind), 4th ODI, 1985/86
One Day International Record.
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct S
Batting 62 60 6 2572 123 47.62 7 13 16 -
O M R W Ave Best 4w 5w SR Econ
Bowling 46.4 2 223 7 31.85 2-26 - - 40.0 4.77