This Karachi-born qualified computer system engineer has turned 48 today. Saeed Anwar has played three World Cups. He is most notable for scoring 194 runs against India in Chennai in 1997, the highest score for that time.
His international cricket career spans from 1989 to 2003. The prolific batsman played 55 Test matches, scoring 4052 runs with eleven centuries at an average of 45.52.
In 247 One Day Internationals, he made 8824 runs at an average of 39.21. He made twenty centuries in ODIs, more than any other Pakistani batsmen in this format.
The tragedy of death of his daughter, Bismah, turned him religious and he starting preaching Islam across Pakistan with the Tablighi Jamaat. Later, he bid adieu to the cricket world for good.
— Mohsin Khan (@MohsinKhanActor) September 6, 2016
It was just a Flick.Such was the class of Saeed Anwar. pic.twitter.com/yxZHCzaKXe
— Maaz Ali.💥 (@IamBhatti4) September 6, 2016
Today in 1968, Pakistan’s most exciting and productive opening batsmen – Saeed Anwar was born. pic.twitter.com/CqTq7pnbaI
— Lily Grace (@Crickgeek) September 6, 2016
Happy 48th birthday to Saeed Anwar. At his retirement, he was 3rd-highest century maker and 7th-highest run-getter in ODIs. — Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 6, 2016
Happy Birthday to Saeed Anwar. The living legend of Pakistan Cricket Team pic.twitter.com/EcYqFeEWgQ
— Hasan (@MeCreative_) September 6, 2016