The following match was a tight game but Pakistan prevailed by two-wickets thanks to three boundaries from Sohail Tanvir, the match was set up by a 93 not out from Misbah-ul-Haq. Afridi helped in the lower order by scoring 24 and taking two crucial top order wickets to help guide Pakistan to a run victory and their first ODI series win in two years.
Personal life[ edit ] Abdul Razzaq is married to a Pakistani woman Ayesha.
Early career[ edit ] Razzaq made his One Day International debut in Novemberagainst Zimbabwebut had to wait just over three years to make his Test cricket debut for Pakistan, eventually doing so against Australia in Brisbane in November In the — Carlton and United Serieshe rose to fame and was named man of the series for his all round performance.
During a match in Hobart against IndiaRazzaq scored a half century and took five wickets. In the same tournament, he hit former Australian fast bowler, Glenn McGrath for 5 fours, which totalled to 20 runs in one over.
During the event, he got the attention of selectors as he performed well both with the ball and bat. His brilliant performance with the bat came in the group match against Australia, where he went on to score his first half century making 60 runs in a long and stable partnership with Inzamam-ul-Haqwhich helped Pakistan reach a defendable target of Razzaq achieved the man of the series award for his best all round performances, especially in a pre-finals match against India, where he scored 70 not out with the bat and took 5 wickets for 43 runs, thus becoming the fifth all-rounder to have scored a half century and take five wickets in a match; the other four players being Sachin TendulkarKapil DevIan Botham and Sourav Ganguly ; Shahid Afridi subsequently achieved the feat.
In the first match of the series against Australia, he took 10 wickets and played an important role for Pakistan helping them to successfully defend a very low target of just 17 runs at Brisbane.
In the third match of the series, Razzaq came into prominence after hitting five consecutive boundaries in the fifth over of Australian pacer Glenn McGrath. Eventually Pakistan was defeated in the finals by Australia but Razzaq was named player of the series for his all-round performance.
He has scored three centuries and twenty two fifties in One Day International matches. His highest score was runs, against South Africa inwhere he shared a partnership of runs with Pakistani batsman Saleem Elahi. His second century was scoring runs not out in a match against Zimbabwe in During this match, he saved Pakistan from a disastrous start and eventually won them the match.
His first fifty came in 90 deliveries, before accelerating in the second fifty runs, which was scored in just 21 balls. Also in —, he scored 89 runs from 40 balls against New Zealandwhose captain Stephen Fleming called him the "best hitter" in the world.
As a fast bowler, Razzaq experienced a steady decline in speed and performance during the cricket World Cup and Razzaq dropped Tendulkar who later on scored a matchwinning 98 During this period, he remained as a supporting bowler.
However, from to the end ofhe regained his speed and he won many matches for Pakistan with his bowling. His best bowling figures in a One Day International match is 6 wickets for 35 runs.
His another notable performance was against Sri Lanka at Sharjah inwhere Pakistan was all out for runs and he took 5 wickets for 31 runs to draw the match.
During the — Test match series against India, Razzaq took 9 wickets and scored runs in two Test matches he played, which resulted in an improvement of his performance. His batting remained generally consistent from toalthough his place on the Test team was never secure.
Razzaq's place in the Pakistan national team has been marred by injuries and absences. In it was revealed that he was suffering from an addiction to spinachwhich was causing him to suffer from nausea and sickness while playing. This led to him being known as 'Popeye' by his teammates.
His figures of 3 wickets for 20 runs, played a significant role in Pakistan's victory against Sri Lanka in the final. However he was selected in the two match Twenty20 International series against England in February His innings of 46 runs not out from 18 deliveries in the second match of the series, cemented Pakistan a victory, their first in eleven international outings.
Pakistan collapsed to all out, with Razzaq scoring 35 runs. The Razzaq came in and registered a duck as he was run out by Vettori. Gul fell cheaply as well but Pakistan still got agonizingly close to victory, when Mohammad Amir and Saeed Ajmal were engaged in a run partnership before Ajmal top edged a pull on the first ball of the last over as Pakistan were seven runs short of victory.
No participation against Australia[ edit ] Razzaq picked up a hand injury just before the first ODI against Australia and missed the whole five match series and the only Twenty20 match. He was hit on the hand while batting during the practice sessions  The series turned out to be a forgettable one of Pakistan as Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan received life bans overturned 2 months later for inflicting fighting in the team.
Also Rana Naved-ul-Hasan was given a one-year ban along with Shoaib Malik being banned for a year all were overturned on appeal. Amid the fighting Pakistan lost the five match series 5—0 and the only Twenty20 match as well. Top all-round form [ edit ] With players like Younis KhanMohammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik suffering from selection issues, it was Razzaq who took up the role of a senior player in the Pakistan cricket team.
He was selected in the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 and performed admirably with the bat scoring five sixes during the tournament.Pakistan former skipper Shahid Afridi believes India skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly his most favourite batsman in the world but still needs to learn from . Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (Urdu: شاہد افریدی ; Pashto: شاهد اپریدی ; born ), popularly known as Boom Boom, is a former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of .
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