But, Gavaskar admitted he was happy that Abbas finally made it to the list. In 2015 he became ICC president, the third cricketer after Colin Cowdrey and Clyde Walcott, to hold the post. The Times of India News App for Latest Sports News, Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Download Images Watch Videos online Zaheer scored a double-century and a century in the same first-class match on a record four occasions and was the first batsman to score three successive centuries in one-day international cricket. Although the match ended in a draw but Zaheer Abbas was declared man of the match for his fantastic batting display. ", "HowSTAT! He retired from international cricket in 1985, and has officiated as a match referee in one Test and three ODI matches. During those thirteen years at Gloucestershire, he played 206 first-class games, scoring over 16,000 runs. He achieved this feat against India on the second day of the test match at Lahore. His innings included 23 fours and a massive six. Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar, one of Zaheer Abbas’ old friends and contemporaries, believes ‘Zed’ – as the Pakistan great is fondly referred to – should have been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Hall of Fame, long ago. The strike rate at which he batted was extremely high as compared to the general trend during those days. Zaheer Abbas is known as the Asian Bradman and for a very good reason as this player scored tons of international runs for Pakistan and played a vital role in Pakistan’s victories during the 1970s and 80s. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Watching him bat during that innings was a pleasant sight as he played some elegant strokes all over the field and timed the ball to perfection. [13] Samina's father KC Luthra was a friend of Zaheer's father, Shabbir Abbas. In 1982/1983, he became the first batsman to score three consecutive centuries in one-day internationals. Zaheer had a phenomenal cricketing career, whether at domestic or international level he used to be an outstanding batsman. Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas have been inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame. Rest of the World XI in Australia 1971/72, "Zaheer Abbas: 10 anecdotes about the Asian Bradman", "Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas celebrating 70th birthday today - Samaa TV", "Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar enter ICC's Hall of Fame", "Test Records – Most double hundreds in a career", "1st Test, India tour of Pakistan at Lahore, Dec 10-15 1982 - Match Summary - ESPNCricinfo", "How many people have scored a double-century and a hundred in the same first-class match? Lyon triple-strike puts Windies in deep trouble, http://www.sportsblog.com/blog/muneebfarrukh.SportsBlog.com, Zidane wants Madrid to treat Inter clash in Champions League like final, Southern Punjab secures second consecutive win in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, South Africa’s delegation satisfied with security arrangements: Sources. © 2019 Copyright ARYSPORTS.tv. The ICC inducted Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar, and Zaheer Abbas to its list of Hall of Famers on Sunday. Abbas is the only player to have scored a century and double century in a first-class match four times, finishing each of the eight innings not out.[9]. [10], Zaheer Abbas held the record for scoring the most runs by any batsman in a 4 match bilateral ODI series (346 runs) from 1982 to 2015. The writer is also editor at ARY web sports. Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani (in Punjabi and Urdu: سید ظہیر عباس کرمانی; born 24 July 1947), popularly known as Zaheer Abbas, is a former Pakistani cricketer. [6] The last was an innings of 215 against India in 1983, the first of three centuries in consecutive Tests, and his hundredth first-class century; Abbas and Geoffrey Boycott are the only two batsmen to have scored their hundredth first-class century in a Test match. 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He has also worked as the manager of the national team. Former batting legend Zaheer Abbas has become the sixth Pakistani cricketer to join the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, the governing body said on Sunday. On this very day in 1982, Zaheer became the first and only Pakistan batsman to score 100 centuries … A total of 10 batsmen have scored three consecutive hundreds. [8] He had a long stint with Gloucestershire; joining the county in 1972, he remained there for thirteen years. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Muneeb Farrukh is a blogger from Karachi currently doing his ACCA after having completed his O & A levels. He also made over two thousand runs in a single season on two occasions for the club (1976 and 1981). [5], Abbas made his Test match debut in 1969; in his second Test he scored 274 against England, which is still the sixth-ever highest score by a Pakistani batsman. Read about Zaheer Abbas's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. [1] Sometimes known as 'the Asian Bradman', Zaheer Abbas is regarded as one of the finest batsmen in the history of cricket. Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian Test captain, once said while commentating that the Indian players would often say to Zaheer, "Zaheer Ab-bas karo", which means "Zaheer, stop it now" in Urdu and Hindi, referring to Abbas' free scoring. Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani (in Punjabi and Urdu: سید ظہیر عباس کرمانی; born 24 July 1947), popularly known as Zaheer Abbas, is a former Pakistani cricketer.He is among few professional cricketers who used to wear spectacles.In 1982/1983, he became the first batsman to score three consecutive centuries … He is a true sports aficionado and in particular a cricket enthusiast. [2][3][4] In August 2020, he was inducted to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. His twitter handle is @Muneeb313_. Zaheer Abbas: The only player from Asia to have scored at least a 100 first-class hundreds Became just the second player to score his hundredth first-class century in a Test Match Abbas had two stints as captain of the national team in 1981 and 1984. All Rights reserved. On this very day in 1982, Zaheer became the first and only Pakistan batsman to score 100 centuries in first class matches as well as the only Asian batsman to reach this milestone. Zaheer Abbas married Indian born Rita Luthra (now known as Samina Abbas) in 1988. Find Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets. He is among few professional cricketers who used to wear spectacles. A brand new line-up is ready to excite PSL audience at... Will Islamabad United reclaim PSL crown under new management? He averaged 49.79, hitting 49 hundreds and 76 fifties. This list includes four of them: Zaheer Abbas (3 centuries - 1982-83) (Getty Images) The India-Pakistan rivalry has been one of the biggest ever on the cricketing field. Zaheer became the first Asian player to score 100 first-class centuries, and he made his 100th century against India, making it happen in an international match. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service, TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: May 13, 2020, 17:30 IST, Top five: Batsmen with most consecutive centuries in ODIs, L-R: Sangakkara, Abbas, de Villiers, Kohli and Sharma (Getty Images). Of the 25 men to have scored 100 first-class centuries, all have been either natively English or English-qualified except Donald Bradman of Australia, Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan, Glenn Turner of New Zealand and West Indian Viv Richards. [11] The record was broken by Hashim Amla of South Africa in 2015.[12]. This list includes four of them: The other batsmen who have scored three consecutive ODI centuries are: Saeed Anwar (1993), Herschelle Gibbs (2002), Quinton de Kock (2013), Ross Taylor (2014), Babar Azam (2016) & Jonny Bairstow (2018), IPL 2020: KKR skipper Morgan credits bowlers for victory over Rajasthan Royals, KKR vs RR: ‘Performance was below par as batting unit’, says RR Coach, Delhi seal second spot in playoffs, Bangalore qualify too, Kolkata beat Rajasthan to keep play-off hopes alive, Chennai Super Kings end Kings XI Punjab's play-off hopes, Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Royal Challengers Bangalore, 7 meal replacement shakes for weight loss, Men's Indo western styles that give a modern twist to ethnic attires, Charcoal toothbrushes for effectively cleaning your teeth, Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy. This was the first of his four Test double-centuries; only two men from Pakistan (Younis Khan and Javed Miandad) have scored more. He went on to score a mammoth 215 runs off just 254 balls and totally decimated the Indian bowling attack as Pakistan piled up 485 runs in the first innings.

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