Jalal-ud-Din

Country: Pakistan
Born: June 12, 1959, Karachi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Jalal-ud-Din Bio

Jalal-ud-Din, a right-arm fast-medium bowler, emerged as a prominent figure in Pakistani cricket during the 1980s. Known for his distinctive eyeglasses, he managed to leave a mark on the cricketing world despite his relatively short international career. With an exceptional domestic season, Jalal-ud-Din’s talent secured him a spot on the highly coveted 1982 England tour.

Born and raised in Pakistan, Jalal-ud-Din’s cricketing journey began early in life. Training diligently and honing his skills, he demonstrated exceptional promise at a young age. His remarkable performance in the domestic circuit earned him a call-up to represent Pakistan on their tour to England. Unfortunately, an untimely injury prevented him from showcasing his abilities in the famed Headingley Test.

The following winter, Jalal-ud-Din finally donned the prestigious Pakistani jersey in a Test match against Australia at Lahore. His debut proved to be a memorable one as he impressively claimed match figures of 5 for 92. This remarkable achievement served as a testament to his skills and left fans and selectors eager for more.

Over the next two years, Jalal-ud-Din managed to secure four more Test appearances. Although he failed to replicate his initial success, his extraordinary performances in the domestic circuit continued to capture attention. Despite consistent excellence at the domestic level, the talented cricketer struggled to make a significant impact on the international stage.

Although his Test career faced challenges, Jalal-ud-Din managed to excel in the limited-overs format. Surprisingly, with his relatively limited number of appearances for Pakistan, his one-day record showcased his prowess as a lethal bowler. His most notable achievement in the shorter format came in 1982 when he claimed the first-ever hat-trick in an ODI. In a breathtaking display of skill and accuracy, he dismissed renowned Australian cricketers Rod Marsh, Bruce Yardley, and Geoff Lawson.

Following a brief hiatus from international cricket, Jalal-ud-Din received a recall for the first Test against Sri Lanka in the 1985-86 series. However, his return proved to be short-lived as he struggled to make an impact, only managing a single wicket. Unfortunately, this marked the end of his international career, leaving fans and cricket enthusiasts yearning for further glimpses of his potential.

Beyond his international achievements, Jalal-ud-Din’s record in the domestic arena remains commendable. Known for his disciplined line and length, he possessed the ability to consistently trouble batsmen and take crucial wickets. Even though his international career concluded sooner than anticipated, Jalal-ud-Din’s contributions to the game are fondly remembered, and his impact on Pakistani cricket should not be underestimated.

Today, Jalal-ud-Din’s historic hat-trick and his admirable consistency at the domestic level stand as testaments to his abilities as a fast bowler. Although his international career was relatively short-lived, his name continues to be etched in the annals of Pakistani cricket, and his impressive feats inspire aspiring cricketers across the nation.

In retrospect, Jalal-ud-Din’s journey represents the unpredictable nature of a cricketing career. Sometimes, despite immense talent and dedication, fate may limit a player’s opportunities on the international stage. However, Jalal-ud-Din’s determination, noteworthy performances, and impactful contributions to the game ensure that his legacy remains firmly ingrained in the history of Pakistani cricket.

Jalal-ud-Din Career Stats

Jalal-ud-Din Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 3 2 3 2 3 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 2 0 5 5 2.5 5 100 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 70 83 27 684 45 12.21 - - 0 0 - - 12 0
List A 37 23 8 145 28* 9.66 - - 0 0 - - 7 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jalal-ud-Din Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 9 1197 537 11 3/77 5/92 48.81 2.69 108.8 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 8 7 306 211 14 4/32 4/32 15.07 4.13 21.8 1 0 0
FC 70 - 12056 6302 261 7/43 - 24.14 3.13 46.1 - 18 5
List A 37 - 1819 1179 24 4/32 4/32 49.12 3.88 75.7 1 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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