Azeem Hafeez

Country: Pakistan
Born: July 29, 1963, Jhelum, Punjab
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Azeem Hafeez Bio

Raja Azeem Hafeez, a tall and resilient left-arm fast bowler, was a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket. Born with two missing fingers on his right hand, Hafeez defied the odds and showcased his remarkable abilities on the international stage. Despite his limited first-class experience, he was catapulted into Test cricket due to an unfortunate shin injury to Pakistan’s spearhead, Imran Khan.

Making his debut against India in the 1983-84 series, Hafeez quickly made his mark with his fiery bowling. Following this, he embarked on a tour of Australia where his marathon spells and exceptional skills fetched him 19 wickets. Notably, he achieved five-wicket hauls at both Adelaide and Perth, leaving a lasting impression on cricket enthusiasts around the world.

The home series against India proved to be another golden opportunity for Hafeez to demonstrate his prowess. On a lifeless pitch in Lahore, he captivated spectators by producing a remarkable spell, claiming marvelous figures of 6 for 46. His ability to create havoc even on unresponsive pitches showcased his immense talent as a bowler.

Hafeez’s exceptional performances did not cease there. In the ensuing series against New Zealand, he continued to shine, taking an astonishing 22 wickets in only six consecutive Tests. His consistent and impactful displays established him as an integral member of the Pakistani cricket team.

However, Hafeez’s journey reached a turning point when the emergence of another left-arm paceman, Wasim Akram, led to a shift in team dynamics. As Akram began to cement his place in the side, Hafeez gracefully stepped aside, ensuring a smooth transition for the team and his successor.

Throughout his Test career, spanning 18 matches, Hafeez made a significant impact, collecting a total of 63 wickets. His ability to generate pace, coupled with his indomitable spirit, made him a formidable opponent for any batsman. Despite his physical handicap, Hafeez’s unwavering determination and skill enabled him to overcome any obstacles that came his way.

Off the field, Hafeez was known for his humility and sportsmanship. His focused approach to the game, coupled with his gentle demeanor, earned him respect from teammates, opponents, and fans alike. Cricket enthusiasts cherished the opportunity to witness his unique bowling style and the sheer passion he brought to the game.

Raja Azeem Hafeez left an indelible mark on the cricketing world, proving that with determination and skill, one can overcome any adversity. His accomplishments continue to inspire aspiring cricketers, reminding them that passion and perseverance can propel them to achieve greatness.

Azeem Hafeez Career Stats

Azeem Hafeez Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 21 5 134 24 8.37 - - 0 0 - 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 10 7 45 15 15 104 43.26 0 0 5 0 3 0
FC 85 107 26 923 69 11.39 - - 0 1 - - 17 0
List A 85 45 24 231 29* 11 - - 0 0 - - 4 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Azeem Hafeez Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 18 28 4351 2204 63 6/46 7/160 34.98 3.03 69 3 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 14 719 586 15 4/22 4/22 39.06 4.89 47.9 1 0 0
FC 85 - 13793 7832 235 7/54 - 33.32 3.4 58.6 - 9 1
List A 85 - 3666 2756 85 5/23 5/23 32.42 4.51 43.1 5 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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