Full name Aamer Bashir
Born May 1, 1972, Multan, Punjab
Died December 20, 2010, Multan, Punjab (aged 38 years 233 days)
Major teams Bahawalpur, Multan, Multan Tigers, Pakistan Customs, Peshawar Cricket Association, Rawalpindi, Rest of Punjab, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Father - Bashir Malik
|Last First-class||Pakistan International Airlines v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Faisalabad, Feb 25-28, 2009 scorecard|
|List A debut||1989/90|
|Last List A||Pakistan Customs v Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited at Islamabad, Mar 11, 2009 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Karachi Zebras v Multan Tigers at Lahore, Apr 25, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Multan Tigers v Sialkot Stallions at Karachi, Mar 2, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0||ZTBL||v Pak Customs||Islamabad||11 Mar 2009||LA|
|38, 0/12||ZTBL||v PIA||Faisalabad||25 Feb 2009||FC|
|1, 8||ZTBL||v Habib Bank||Sheikhupura||19 Feb 2009||FC|
|99||ZTBL||v Pak Customs||Sheikhupura||13 Feb 2009||FC|
|0, 10||ZTBL||v National Bnk||Lahore||1 Feb 2009||FC|
|2, 15||ZTBL||v Karachi W||Karachi||26 Jan 2009||FC|
|0, 61*||ZTBL||v WAPDA||Sheikhupura||20 Jan 2009||FC|
|51||ZTBL||v Sui Gas||Sargodha||14 Jan 2009||FC|
|2||ZTBL||v Lahore S||Lahore||2 Jan 2009||FC|
|14, 18||ZTBL||v Khan RL||Rawalpindi||28 Dec 2008||FC|
Aamer Bashir was a prolific middle-order batsman through the 1990s and 2000s, making a name for himself initially with Multan, United Bank Limited and Pakistan Customs. He was, according to domestic team-mates, a man for a crisis, regularly bailing out sides with faltering top orders. He was as adept at stemming a collapse as launching a counter and his limited overs record - he averaged just under 40 in 50-over games - is testament to his attacking instincts.
He was good enough to be on the fringes of Pakistan selection for a sustained period in the earlier part of the decade; Pakistan's middle-order strength was such, however, that the closest he got was being selected in Pakistan's squad for the one-off ODI against India in Kolkata in November 2005.
But deteriorating health steadily brought him down. He played his last first-class game in February 2009 although he continued playing league cricket in England. His best days were, however, gone and he was clearly ill. He was a popular team-man and over the years friends such as Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Rashid Latif and Basit Ali - all current or former Pakistan internationals - worked hard to ensure he received proper medical treatment.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?