Zaheer Abbas Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More

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Zaheer Abbas Full Biography

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Zaheer Abbas is known as Asian Bradman added into the squad in the home series against New Zealand. He was ordinary in his first match but came back strongly after playing the splendid knock of 274 against England in England.

His pure timing with the bat and ability to play long innings earned him the title of “Asian Bradman”. At that time, he was the first Asian batsman to score a century of centuries in first-class cricket. He has the habit of scoring centuries in both innings of the match.

At that time, he was the first batsman to three centuries in the three-match ODI series. His long runs even frustrated the opposition when Indian player use to say him “Zaheer ab bas kr do” means “Zaheer you should stop now”. Zaheer completely dominates the 70’s era with his supreme skills but in his last days of career, he seems weak against pace bowling which led him to the retirement.

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Zaheer Abbas Biography

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 Zaheer Abbas Basic Information 

  • Name: Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani
  • Nickname: Asian Bradman
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Right-hand bat
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break

Zaheer Abbas Physical Appearance

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

Personal Life Of Zaheer Abbas

  • Date of Birth: July 24, 1947
  • Age: 72 years
  • Birth Place: Sialkot, Punjab
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • School: N/A
  • College: N/A
  • Educational Qualifications: N/A
  • Net Worth: 6 million USD

Zaheer Abbas Family & Religion

Zaheer Abbas with his family

  • Father: Ghulam Shabbir
  • Mother: Kaneez Fatima
  • Brother: Tatheer Abbas & Sagheer Abbas
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor: Mr. Bilal Khan Gaadi
  • Religion: Islam
  • Address: Karachi

Cricket Career Of Zaheer Abbas

  • Test: Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 24-27, 1969
  • ODI: England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 31, 1974
  • T20: N/A
  • Jersey Number: N/A
  • Domestic/State Teams: Dawood Club, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines, Public Works Department, Sind
  • Nature on the field: Calm.

Batting Career 

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test7812411506227444.8693572.991242051122
ODI62606257212347.63303384.8701321322

 

Bowling Career

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test781436813232/212/262.1544.0122.6700
ODI621228022372/262/264.7831.8640.000

Source: Cricbuzz

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Highlighted Records Of Zaheer Abbas

  • Zaheer Abbas held the record for scoring the most runs by any batsman in a 4 match bilateral ODI series (346 runs).
  • In his second Test match, he score 274 against England.
  • Zaheer Abbas became the first batsman to score three consecutive centuries in ODI.
  • Zaheer Abbas was the first Asian batsman to score one hundred first-class centuries.

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Zaheer Abbas Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: match referee
  • Favorite Cricketers: Rohit Sharma
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: N/A
  • Favorite Food: Biryani
  • Favorite Color: Black

Zaheer Abbas Relationship Status

Zaheer Abbas with his wife
Zaheer Abbas with his wife
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Samina Abbas
  • Marriage Date:- – 1988
  • Children: Sonal Abbas

Zaheer Abbas Awards and Recognitions

Zaheer Abbas Awards
Picture source: NDTV
  • Zaheer Abbas was awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1971 by the Government of Pakistan.

Controversies did by ( Zaheer Abbas )

  • Zaheer was unhappy with his retirement though he retired from the test he wants to play a short format of the game. He deliberately blamed it on senior players, on Imran Khan in an indirect way.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Zaheer Abbas 

Lesser-Known Facts About Zaheer Abbas

  • Zaheer Abbas married Indian born Rita Luthra (now known as Samina Abbas) in 1988
  • Abbas was known as c “Run Machine”, also due to great success in first-class cricket.

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