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Asif Iqbal

Asif Iqbal

Asif Iqbal had an overall good experience in the field of cricket. He played for many national and international teams. His bowling and batting tactics were countable in the history of cricket for Paksitan.

 

Asif Iqbal Razvi is a former Pakistani cricket player who remained to be a captain for our team and Kent CCC. He was born on 6th of June, 1943 in Hyderabad. In 1961 he came to Pakistan from India because of his family decision. Asif was making name for himself in the Indian cricket team but then he realized that why couldn’t he play for Pakistan as well. He then became motivated and settled down here in Karachi. Asif started with swing bowl style and right hand for batting. He was also capable of throwing right-arm medium fast bowl. He played for the cricket team of Pakistan, Karachi, Hyderabad, Kent, The National Bank of Pakistan and (PIA) Pakistan International Airlines. He served as a captain for the Pakistani cricket team at the first World Cup tournaments which took part in 1975 and ’79. In the latter year, he led the Pakistani cricket team to the semi-finals. His overall career in cricket…

Asif Iqbal started his career from bowling and slowly moved towards batting (1964-1967). He mostly had No.8 for batting in the teams. His part in the Oval Test of ‘67 was important for his career. In his first test match, at Lord’s he played for Pakistan and made 76 runs because of which our team got over with the follow-on and eventually drew that Test match. In 1976-77, in Sydney he played the best test match from regards of batting area. Because of his efforts, the Pakistani cricket team was able to win against Australia in first test. He also played for Kent cricket team (1968 -1982). He met many new cricket stars during this period. His partnership with Intikhab Alam of 190 runs was a record in the history of cricket, at the Oval, when it was 9th wicket. Because of this game, he got famous in cricket. He also led his Kent team to the joint region championship in his first season as a captain, in the year 1977. And in the next season, he was removed from the captain position due to his agreement with the team of Kerry Packer. In 1981 and 1982 he was again made the captain, but wasn’t able to lead the team to success because he retired from the Test matches and he further wasn’t able to play his best.

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