Monday, February 21, 2011

Brief Profile: Aamir Sohail

Jumbo Editorial Team

Aamir Sohail was a fearless left-handed opening batsman who took the fight to the camp of the opponents with his aggressive instincts. He was not afraid to go down the wicket and hit over the top while confronting the deadliest of fast bowlers. He was also a partnership-breaker with his left-arm spin.

He formed a lethal opening pair with Saeed Anwar, also a left-hander. They were instrumental in having laid the foundation for some of the famous conquests achieved by Pakistan including the 1992 World Cup.

He scored 2,823 runs at 35.28 in 47 Tests while he amassed 4,780 runs at 31.86 in 156 One-day Internationals, hammering five centuries each in both formats of the game. He picked up 25 Test wickets while his tally in ODIs stood at 85 that reflected his all-round abilities. The total span of his career was exactly a decade (1999-2000) during which he also captained Pakistan.

Aamir Sohail has been the chairman of the national selection committee besides having been associated with the Pakistan Cricket Board in the role of Director Media and Marketing. He earned instant recognition in the role of a commentator and analyst primarily because of his courage to call a spade a spade on air.

**Aamir Sohail has contributed foreword to Fiasco

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