Aamer Sohail

Country: Pakistan
Born: September 14, 1966, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Batter

Aamer Sohail Bio

Mohammad Aamer Sohail Ali, known as Aamer Sohail, is a prominent cricket player hailing from Pakistan. Born on September 14, 1966, in Lahore, Aamer Sohail rose to fame as a combative left-hand opener known for his improvisation and aggressive playing style.

Throughout his career, Aamer Sohail proved himself as a gifted batsman with a penchant for scoring significant runs. One of his most notable achievements came early in his Test career when he scored a tremendous 205 runs in the third Test against England at Old Trafford in 1992. This impressive century firmly established him as a force to be reckoned with in international cricket.

Aamer Sohail was not a batsman who shied away from taking risks and loved to attack the opposition relentlessly. However, his combative nature sometimes got the better of him, leading to controversial incidents. One such incident occurred during the 1996 World Cup quarter-final against India in Bangalore. Sohail baited Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad, causing a heated exchange in front of a hostile crowd. Unfortunately for Sohail, Prasad had the last laugh as he dismissed him shortly after their exchange.

In addition to his aggressive batting skills, Aamer Sohail possessed a unique talent as a left-arm spinner. While he was more effective in limited-overs cricket, his bowling prowess contributed to Pakistan’s victorious campaign in the 1992 World Cup. A memorable moment during the tournament was when Sohail famously taunted Ian Botham, suggesting that he should send his mother-in-law to bat after Botham was given out for a duck in the final.

Despite his on-field success, Aamer Sohail faced challenges as an international cricketer. As captain during the notorious match-fixing controversies that plagued Pakistan cricket in the 1990s, he found himself embroiled in the investigations and subsequent inquiries. Sohail took a courageous stance as one of the whistle-blowers during this tumultuous period, bringing forth critical information to expose the corruption within the game.

Unfortunately, these circumstances took a toll on Aamer Sohail’s career, leading him to retire from international cricket prematurely. However, his love for the game did not wane, and he transitioned into broadcasting, working as a cricket commentator. His knowledge and experience continue to enrich the cricketing world as he provides expert analysis and insights to this day.

Aamer Sohail’s cricketing legacy remains significant in the history of Pakistani cricket. While his career faced obstacles, his incredible batting performances and bravery in speaking out against corruption have left an indelible mark. As fans and cricket enthusiasts, let us celebrate the contributions of this talented left-hand opener, whose skills and unique style of play entertained cricket lovers worldwide.

Aamer Sohail Career Stats

Aamer Sohail Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 83 3 2823 205 35.28 5103 55.32 5 13 383 8 36 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 156 155 5 4780 134 31.86 7297 65.5 5 31 - - 49 0
FC 195 331 17 12213 205 38.89 - - 29 50 - - 153 0
List A 261 256 10 7852 134 31.91 - - 9 50 - - 92 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Aamer Sohail Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 47 46 2383 1049 25 4/54 4/44 41.96 2.64 95.3 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 156 125 4836 3703 85 4/22 4/22 43.56 4.59 56.8 1 0 0
FC 195 - 12063 5983 157 7/53 - 38.1 2.97 76.8 - 2 1
List A 261 - 7840 5969 179 4/11 4/11 33.34 4.56 43.7 7 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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