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Tariq Iqbal
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Tariq Iqbal

Kenya

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 1996

Full Name

I Tariq Iqbal

Born

April 03, 1964, Nairobi

Age

57y 76d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Portly and bespectacled, and comically inept with the gloves, Tariq Iqbal's claim to eternal fame was the catch that dismissed Brian Lara at Pune in March 1996, as Kenya produced a scarcely credible victory over West Indies. The Guardian noted that Iqbal was "wearing a blue headband and a double chin", and added that he had dropped so many deliveries and conceded so many byes that his own fielders had resorted to laughter rather than fury. However, he got the one that mattered right. Lara, in a curiously frenzied assault, launched into a back-foot smear and Iqbal somehow clung onto a thick edge "The ball sank somewhere into his nether regions," reported the Daily Telegraph, "and the gloves clutched desperately, trying to locate it. Then, glory be, it reappeared in his hands and was raised aloft in triumph and relief." Apparently he had been Kenya's second-choice keeper leading into the tournament, though it was his batting that let him down ...Andrew Miller March 2007

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI32017168.505232.69002020
List A32017168.500020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI3------------
List A3000-----000
I Tariq Iqbal
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

List A Matches
Span
1995/96 - 1995/96

Photos


Wicketkeeper Tariq Iqbal and  Aasif Karim celebrate as Brian Lara is caught behind
Aasif Karim, Tito Odumbe and Tariq Iqbal in Bangladesh in 1995