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Syed Asif Masood Shah (Urdu: آصف مسعود شاہ; born 23 January 1946, in Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 16 Tests and 7 ODIs from 1969 to 1977. He was educated at Islamia College Lahore
|Full name||Syed Asif Masood Shah|
|Born||23 January 1946 (age 73)|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 57)||21 February 1969 v England|
|Last Test||1 January 1977 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 2)||11 February 1973 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||16 October 1976 v New Zealand|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 4 February 2017
His best Test was against England at Birmingham in 1971, when he took 5 for 111 and 4 for 49. This performance led to his selection for the Rest of the World team in Australia in 1971–72.
He used to begin his run-up with a backward step before a loping approach to the wicket which John Arlott likened to "Groucho Marx chasing a pretty waitress".
Retiring from cricket in 1977, after marrying in the UK, Asif Masood became a successful businessman, owning first a travel agency then a post office in Bury, Lancashire. He currently resides in Bury with his wife and four children.