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Qamar Ahmed      

Full name Qamar Ahmed

Born October 23, 1937, Mughal Serai

Current age 77 years 64 days

Major teams Hyderabad (Pakistan), Sind

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Qamar Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 17 32 3 371 68* 12.79 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 17 1048 36 6/36 29.11 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1956-1963
Profile

As a left-arm spinner, Qamar Ahmed lacked nothing for quality. He made a name for himself in the mid-fifties, pushing for a spot in the national side and holds the rare distinction of having dismissed all the brothers of the famous Mohammad family. Hanif, Sadiq and Mushtaq were dismissed, in fact, on their debuts. But it is as a freelance cricket writer and broadcaster that he has really made his name. By the end of the 2006 Test series between Pakistan and the West Indies, Qamar had covered 348 Tests, over 600 ODIs and every single World Cup. He has covered Tests and ODIs for all the leading English newspapers, has contributed to dailies and magazines around the world and has worked for Reuters and AFP. Additionally, he has also worked for various TV channels and radio stations as a commentator, and worked for TVNZ during the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. He has written and worked on a number of books, including 'Pakistan Book of Cricket' (annual from 1976 to 1998-99), 'Testing Times', 'Showdown', 'Golden Greats of Pakistan Cricket' and collaborated with Hanif Mohammad and Waqar Hasan on their autobiographies. He does not cover ODIs anymore, he says, but is a presence in press boxes around the world, a noted raconteur of some of cricket's funnier tales. He completed 400 Tests as a reporter during the third Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Sharjah in January 2014.
ESPNcricinfo Staff

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Jan 16, 2014

Moin Khan presents Qamar Ahmed with a memento on the latter's 400th Test as a reporter, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, 1st day, Sharjah, January 16 2014

Moin Khan presents Qamar Ahmed with a memento

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