Fakhar Zaman is a Pakistani cricketer who plays as an opening batsman for the Pakistan national team. He is considered one of the best openers in the Pakistan cricket team. Fakhar Zaman is a talented and successful cricketer with a rapid rise in the Pakistan cricket team. He has a reputation for his aggressive and explosive batting style. He has achieved many records and awards in his career so far.
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1990|
Age/Date of Birth
Fakhar Zaman was born on April 10, 1990. As of 2021, he is 31 years old. He is from Mardan, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
He belongs to a Pashtun family. Fakhar Zaman grew up in a middle-class family and had a keen interest in cricket from a very young age. He started playing cricket at a local level and later went on to represent Pakistan internationally.
Fakhar Zaman is married to a woman named Saniya Ashfaq. The couple got married in 2018. Saniya Ashfaq is not a public figure, and only a little information is available about her.
Fakhar Zaman Career
Fakhar Zaman is a Pakistani cricketer who debuted for the Pakistan national team in 2017. He is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional left-arm orthodox bowler.
Zaman began his cricketing career at the domestic level, representing Pakistan A and Pakistan Under-19s. He made his first-class debut in 2007, playing for Khan Research Laboratories. Then moved on to play for Habib Bank Limited and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He performed consistently well in domestic cricket and was eventually selected to represent Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy.
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- Fakhar made his ODI debut against South Africa on 18th June 2017. He quickly established himself as a critical player for Pakistan. He played a crucial role in their Champions Trophy victory in 2017, scoring a century in the final against India. Fakhar was named the Player of the Tournament for his performances.
- He made his T20I debut for Pakistan in April 2018 against West Indies. Fakhar played an essential role in Pakistan’s victory in the 2018 Tri-Nation Series and the 2018 Asia Cup. He also scored a century in the final of the 2018 Asia Cup.
- In 2018, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest Player to score 1000 runs in ODIs, breaking the previous record of 21 innings set by Viv Richards. He also became the first Pakistani to score a double century in ODIs, scoring 210 not out against Zimbabwe in 2018.
- In 2020, He was part of the Pakistan team against England. Due to his poor form, he was dropped from the squad. He returned back to Pakistan Super League (PSL). He performed well for Lahore Qalanders, which helped him to regain his form and secure his spot in the national team.
- In 2021, Fakhar Zaman was part of the Pakistan team that played against South Africa and Zimbabwe. He performed well and helped Pakistan to win the series against Zimbabwe.
Fakhar Zaman Records
Fakhar Zaman is a Pakistani cricketer who has several international records, including:
- Fastest century in ODIs by a Pakistani (off just 62 balls)
- First Pakistan player to score a double century in ODIs
- First Player to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series
- First Player to score 10 consecutive 50s in ODIs
- First Player to achieve the most runs in a bilateral ODI series (538 runs)
- highest individual score by Pakistan in ODIs (210*)
- highest partnership in ODIs (304 runs) with Imam-ul-Haq against Zimbabwe.
- Most runs in a calendar year for Pakistan in ODIs (1,176 in 2018)