Full name Shafiq Ahmed
Born March 28, 1949, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 68 years 117 days
Major teams Pakistan, Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan, Punjab, Punjab University, United Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 25-30, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v West Indies at Multan, Dec 30, 1980 - Jan 4, 1981 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v England at Lahore, Jan 13, 1978 scorecard|
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1990/91|
|List A span||1974/75 - 1985/86|
An attractive right-hand batsman and a natural stroke-maker in a class of his own, he filled either the opening slot or at the No. 3 position for Pakistan. He possessed a handsome, upright style and was a vigorous driver and cutter of the ball. Though performing brilliantly on the first-class scene he failed to live up to his potential in international cricket and played in only six Tests. He scored a mammoth 51 centuries in domestic cricket and is one of the four Pakistanis to have a first-class career average of more than 50. He was also an occasional medium-pace bowler.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?