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Salahuddin
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Salahuddin

Pakistan
Salahuddin

INTL CAREER: 1965 - 1969

Full Name

Salahuddin Mulla

Born

February 14, 1947, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Age

74y 62d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Hailing from the port city of Karachi, Salahuddin made his Test debut after only six first-class matches at the age of 18. He was a stylish right-hand batsman with a flamboyant on drive. He also contributed to the bowling attack with his slow offbreaks. He had a short career, not living up to expectations in international scene, but continued to score heavily in domestic cricket and forged a successful club career in Scotland, which became eventually a home away from home. He made one tour - to England in 1967 - but didn't play in any of the Tests. He achieved more fame after he retired as a player, as a selector. From 1980 onwards, he was a member of nine different selection committees and was twice chief selector as well. Most recently, he took over from Wasim Bari after the 2007 World Cup, at a tricky time for Pakistan cricket. He stepped down in August 2008, however, after an administration change. He also overlooked selection for Karachi during their most successful period in the mid-80s. A boisterous, amiable man, Sallu - as he is affectionately known to nearly everyone - remains a popular figure on the cricket scene, always at the ready with a witty quip, an astute cricket observation and some poetry.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test58211734*19.5000030
FC11116830572925641.511426660
List A54122107.330030
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5554618772/363/5226.712.0578.00000
FC1111155544101556/7628.4574.5040
List A528417464/504/5029.0047.30100
Salahuddin Ahmed (Sallu) Ex Test Cricketer and Selector
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1964/65 - 1979/80
List A Matches
Span
1974/75 - 1976/77

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Salahuddin Ahmed (Sallu) Ex Test Cricketer and Selector