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Tariq Iqbal      

Full name I Tariq Iqbal

Born April 3, 1964, Nairobi

Current age 50 years 151 days

Major teams Kenya, Swamibapa Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 2 0 17 16 8.50 52 32.69 0 0 2 0 2 0
List A 3 2 0 17 16 8.50 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Zimbabwe at Patna, Feb 26, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v West Indies at Pune, Feb 29, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
List A span 1995-1996
Profile

Portly and bespectacled, and comically inept with the gloves, Tariq Iqbal's claim to eternal fame was the catch that dismissed Brian Lara at Pune in March 1996, as Kenya produced a scarcely credible victory over West Indies. The Guardian noted that Iqbal was "wearing a blue headband and a double chin", and added that he had dropped so many deliveries and conceded so many byes that his own fielders had resorted to laughter rather than fury. However, he got the one that mattered right. Lara, in a curiously frenzied assault, launched into a back-foot smear and Iqbal somehow clung onto a thick edge "The ball sank somewhere into his nether regions," reported the Daily Telegraph, "and the gloves clutched desperately, trying to locate it. Then, glory be, it reappeared in his hands and was raised aloft in triumph and relief." Apparently he had been Kenya's second-choice keeper leading into the tournament, though it was his batting that let him down ...Andrew Miller March 2007

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Feb 29, 1996

Wicketkeeper Tariq Iqbal and  Aasif Karim celebrate as Brian Lara is caught behind off the bowling of Rajab Ali, Kenya v West Indies, World Cup, Pune, February 29, 1996

Wicketkeeper Tariq Iqbal and Aasif Karim celebrate as Brian Lara is caught behind

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