Mohammad Sabir (cricketer, born 1943)

Mohammad Sabir (1 September 1943 – 17 June 1998) was a Pakistani cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1962 to 1986.

Mohammad Sabir
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Sabir Hussain
Born(1943-09-01)1 September 1943
Patiala, British India
Died17 June 1998(1998-06-17) (aged 54)
Sukho, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg-spin
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1962-63 to 1986-87Rawalpindi
1971-72 to 1975-76Punjab
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 57 1
Runs scored 372
Batting average 7.59
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 32*
Balls bowled 11,925 56
Wickets 248 3
Bowling average 22.12 6.66
5 wickets in innings 18 0
10 wickets in match 6 n/a
Best bowling 7/61 3/20
Catches/stumpings 18/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 31 January 2019

Mohammad Sabir was a leg-spin and googly bowler. He achieved his best innings and match figures in his first season when he took 7 for 61, and 13 for 99 in the match, for Rawalpindi against Karachi B in a semi-final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 1962-63.[1] Other notable performances included 11 for 80 (7 for 62 and 4 for 18) against Bahawalpur in 1971-72,[2] and 10 for 68 (4 for 47 and 6 for 21) for Dawood Industries against Lahore A in 1975-76.[3]

His first captain, the Test player Maqsood Ahmed, believed Sabir was comparable to Richie Benaud. However, his fiery temperament made the selectors wary of him and despite his continued success at domestic level he did not play for Pakistan.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rawalpindi v Karachi B 1962-63". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bahawalpur v Rawalpindi 1971-72". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lahore A v Dawood Industries 1975-76". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Parvez, Salim (22 May 2018). "Sheikh Sarbuland – Son of the soil". CricketWorld. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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