Saqlain Mushtaq Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Saqlain Mushtaq Full Biography


The man who revolutionized the off-spin bowling with inventing doosra. Saqlain Mushtaq made his entry in International cricket after his promising start in the domestic cricket. He made his debut against Sri Lanka by taking 4 wickets and ended up taking nine scalps in two-match test series.

Saqlain came into the limelight in the Chennai test 1999 when he took ten-wicket haul and dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in both innings and snatch the victory by just 17 runs. With his unreadable variations, he awarded the Wisden cricketer of the year in 2000.

While continuously playing county cricket and for the national team, he was the guy who took no time to get an injury. He admitted that Virender Sehwag ended his career with his figures of 1/204 against India. And that was enough for him to retire. Therefore he left the country and started playing county cricket.


Saqlain Mushtaq Biography


 Saqlain Mushtaq Basic Information 

  • Name: Saqlain Mushtaq
  • Nickname: Saqqi.
  • Role: Bowler
  • Batting Style: Right-hand bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break

Saqlain Mushtaq Physical Appearance

Saqlain Mushtaq at gym

  • Height (approx.): 5 ft 10 inches
  • Weight (approx.): N/A
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Life Of Saqlain Mushtaq

  • Date of Birth: December 29, 1976
  • Age: 43 years
  • Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: British-Pakistani
  • School: N/A
  • College: Govt. M.A.O College Lahore
  • Educational Qualifications:  N/A
  • Net Worth: $8 Million

Saqlain Mushtaq Family & Religion

Saqlain Mushtaq with his family
Saqlain Mushtaq with his family
  • Father: Mushtaq
  • Mother: N/A
  • Brother: Sibtain & Zulqurnain
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor: Mumtaz Akhtar Butt / Richard Pybus
  • Religion: Islam
  • Address: England

Cricket Career Of Saqlain Mushtaq

  • Test: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Peshawar, Sep 8-11, 1995
  • ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Sep 29, 1995
  • T20: N/A
  • Jersey Number:9
  • Domestic/State Teams: Islamabad Cricket Association, Lahore Badshahs, Pakistan International Airlines, Surrey, Sussex
  • Nature on the field: Calm.

Batting Career 



Bowling Career


Source: Cricbuzz


Highlighted Records Of Saqlain Mushtaq

  • Saqlain Mushtaq holds the record for the most wickets in a calendar year in ODI with 69 wickets in 1997.
  • Saqlain Mushtaq was the fastest to reach the tally of 150, 200 and 250 wickets in ODIs.
  • He claimed two hat-tricks, both against Zimbabwe.
  • Saqlain regards the Chennai Test against India in 1999 as his greatest moment. He took 10 wickets to haul in the match. He took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in both innings.

Saqlain Mushtaq Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Youtube analyst
  • Favorite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: N/A
  • Favorite Food: Biryani
  • Favorite Color: Black

Saqlain Mushtaq Relationship Status

Saqlain Mushtaq with his wife
Saqlain Mushtaq with his wife
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Sana Mushtaq
  • Marriage Date: 1999
  • Children: Aliza, Haleema & saif

Saqlain Mushtaq Awards and Recognitions

Saqlain Mushtaq Awards

  • He was awarded the  Wisden Cricketers of the Year award for 2000.
  • Saqlain was the man who invented the doosra.

Controversies did by ( Saqlain Mushtaq )

  • During the 1999 World Cup, team management refused to accompany wives with a player from semifinal to so on. Saqlain Mushtaq was newly married and he wants his wife to go home. In the hotel room, he hides his wife from other players in the closet. He feels ashamed after he caught red-handedly.
  • Saqlain Mushtaq defended his doosra delivery after some of the people calling it controversial.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Saqlain Mushtaq

Lesser-Known Facts About Saqlain Mushtaq

  • Saqlain Mushtaq played List A cricket for Ireland in 2006 after he was retired.
  • Saqlain Mushtaq had scored a century against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2001.

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