Saeed Anwar: A Statistical Journey Through The Career Of The Elegant Pakistani Batsman

Former cricketer and ODI and Test captain Saeed Anwar was one of the best openers in the ODI format of the game.

Anwar got into cricket while his education was ongoing, and before entering the Pakistan team, he represented sides like the Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan and United Bank Limited.

ODI Success

Saeed Anwar immediately got into the limelight in ODIs due to his impressive performance and timing.

He finished his ODI journey with 20 international hundreds, including 7 of them at the Sharjah cricket ground, a well-known hunting ground for Pakistan in the 90s. Although his Test scores were a bit average, with 4052 runs in 91 Test innings, including 11 hundreds.

Let's look at the statistical journey of his career!

Facts About Saeed Anwar
  • In 1997, Anwar was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • Saeed Anwar is also a part of the elite club of batsmen who have recorded three successive hundreds in ODIs. He accomplished this in Sharjah, notching up many against Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy 1993,
  • Against India in Chennai on 21 May 1997, Saeed hit 194 with Shahid Afridi, who was running for him and, in the procedure, went over Gary Kirsten's highest ODI individual score of 188. Saeed Anward managed to hold this record for 12 years till, in 2009, Charles Coventry recorded 194 against Bangladesh. Besides that, recently, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar broke this score and doubled hundreds in ODI cricket.

In 2001, Saeed Anwar's daughter passed away due to a lengthy illness. Therefore, at that time, he took a little break after that. In 2003, he returned and scored a hundred against India in the World Cup. However, his body language wasn't that good, realising that he retired before the home series against Bangladesh in the same year.

Why did Saeed Anwar retire?
Saeed Anwar retired in 2003 after his daughter died in 2001.
What is Saeed Anwar's net worth?
Saeed Anwar's net worth is estimated at approximately $12 million.
What's Saeed Anwar's age?
Saeed Anwar is 55 years old.