Full name Asif Iqbal Razvi
Born June 6, 1943, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Current age 72 years 55 days
Major teams Pakistan, Hyderabad (India), Karachi, Kent, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 5 ft 9 in
Education Madrasah-i-Aliyah School, Hyderabad; Osmania University, Hyderabad; SM College, Karachi
|Test debut||Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 24-29, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Jan 29-Feb 3, 1980 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 20, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1959/60 - 1982|
|List A span||1968 - 1982|
|Only Test||India v Zimbabwe at Delhi, Mar 13-17, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v Zimbabwe at Faridabad, Mar 19, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Zimbabwe at Pune, Mar 25, 1993 scorecard|
Asif Iqbal inspired many admirers when he was a dashing, handsome cricketer for Pakistan and Kent, and quite a few detractors when his name cropped up in the match-fixing controversy. After learning his cricket in Hyderabad, India, he moved to Pakistan, where he opened the bowling with outswing before concentrating on batting that was full of light footwork and cavalier cover-driving. But the first allegations of match-fixing concerned Pakistan's 1979-80 tour of India when Asif was captain, and many subsequent ones centred on Sharjah, where Asif presided from the outset as director of cricket.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1968
Walter Lawrence Trophy 1973
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