Full name Haroon Rasheed Dar
Born March 25, 1953, Karachi, Sind
Current age 63 years 363 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.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history