Happy Birthday Shoaib Malik


T20I Debutant
Nov 2, 2010
1st Feb 1982
Shoaib Malik, who was born today, hardly had success as Pakistan captain - besides smashing the minnows and reaching the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 - during his stint in charge. However, his adaptability makes him a handy asset in the Pakistan set-up. He has batted in every position in ODIs since his debut in 1999. He began at Test level batting in the lower order and was even used as an opener, and astonishingly proved an adept one. As an offspinner in the modern mould, everything about his bowling, from short-stepping run-up to the doosra, bears striking similarities with Saqlain Mushtaq (though Malik is not as obviously gifted). Cricinfo
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