Rashid Latif Names Saeed Anwar As Best Pakistan Batsman Of All The Time

Rashid Latif Names Saeed Anwar As Best Pakistan Batsman Of All Time

MS Dhoni Combined Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly's Quality To Form Match-Winning Team: Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif, who has played in 166 ODIs and 37 Tests, has named Saeed Anwar as Pakistan’s greatest batsman of all the time. Saeed has dedicated over 15 years of his life to international cricket and held several record batting records.

Saeed Anwar found immense success in the 50-over format. He played in 247 ODIs, where he scored 8824 runs, including 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries. He also featured in 55 Test matches, accumulated 4,052 runs, which included 11 hundreds and 25 fifties, at an average of 45.52.

The southpaw also held the highest individual ODI score (194) before Sachin Tendulkar broke the record after registering double hundred against South Africa in 2010.

saeed Anwar, Rashid Latif
Saeed Anwar. Image Credit: Getty Images.

For the best Pakistani cricketer, Rashid Latif selected Saeed Anwar among Javed Miandad, Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas and Younis Khan in a Twitter question.

Anwar participated in three cricket World Cups and captained Pakistan in seven Tests and 11 ODIs. In the World Cup 2003, he was the highest scorer for his side. The opening-batsman announced his retirement from international cricket after the tournament.

Rashid Latif also praised Babar Azam:

Babar Azam, Pakistan national cricket team, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin
Babar Azam. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Earlier, Rashid Latif also heaped praised the current Pakistan ODI and T20I captain Babar Azam. He rated Babar above former great Pakistan cricketers like Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis and Javed Miandad. He labelled the 25-year-old Babar as the most incredible cricketer.

Currently, the Pakistan team is in England to play the three-match Test and T20I series amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Test series will start from 5 August in Manchester while the T20I series will begin on 28th August. Notably, This will become Pakistan’s first tour since the outbreak of the virus.

The Green Army is in Derby and has been practicing for the upcoming challenge. They will move to Manchester on August 1 before the Test series.