Full name Haroon Rasheed Dar
Born March 25, 1953, Karachi, Sind
Current age 63 years 304 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines, Sind, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 14-18, 1977 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v India at Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 14-19, 1983 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v England at Sialkot, Dec 30, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 8, 1982 scorecard|
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1984/85|
|List A span||1974/75 - 1983/84|
Haroon Rashid was a Jekyll and Hyde batsman. On flat pitches he was one of the most handsome imaginable, pull-driving offspinners - especially England's in 1977-78 - to kingdom come, and cover-driving like Wally Hammond. On pitches where the ball moved around though, he was a different kind of Wally. He never got the hang of playing with bat and pad together, and scarcely made a run in England. Still he will be remembered for keeping Pakistan afloat when World Series Cricket took their very best players, for being one of the most hirsute of all cricketers ... and for being shot at when a Test selector.
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