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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

Asif Masood
آصف مسعود
Personal information
Full nameSyed Asif Masood Shah
Born23 January 1946 (1946-01-23) (age 73)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 57)21 February 1969 v England
Last Test1 January 1977 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 2)11 February 1973 v New Zealand
Last ODI16 October 1976 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 16 7
Runs scored 93 10
Batting average 10.33 5.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 30* 6
Balls bowled 3038 402
Wickets 38 5
Bowling average 41.26 46.79
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 5/111 2/9
Catches/stumpings 5/- 1/-
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.