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Birthday Special [24th July]: Birthday of Pakistani cricket legend, Zaheer Abbas

Elegant high back-lift, exquisite shots, wristy play, and a voracious run-scorer, that’s Zaheer Abbas for you! He was born on  24th July 1947 in Sialkot, Punjab.

He made his Test debut on 24 October 1969 against NZ. In only the second career Test match, he scored 274 against England and announced himself at the International scene.  Across his career, he has scored a total of four double tons.

Zaheer Abbas

5 years after the Test debut, he got a chance to represent Pakistan in ODIs as well. He became the first batsman to score three consecutive ODI centuries.

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Runs, runs, runs for Zaheer Abbas

The FC cricket brought the best out of him, he is considered as the Asian Bradman as far as FC cricket is concerned. Many County sides were craving for his inclusion in the side. He chose Gloucestershire. He piled on the runs in the county as well and proved critics wrong who had raised some doubts about his technique.

In 457 FC matches, he has scored 34843 runs at 51.54, with 108 centuries and 158 half-centuries. He is the only Asian to have hundred in FC cricket.

A stellar career ended in 1985 as he retired. We wish this Pakistan legend a happy 74th!

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Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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