Haseeb Ahsan was a former Pakistani test cricket bowler. He was a right-arm off-break bowler who served in the national team from 1958-1962 in the test format. His international cricket career for Pakistan ended after a difference of opinion on his bowling action with then test captain of Pakistan Javed Burki.
He played his last Test at a very young age of 23 years. Haseeb also served as the chief selector and team manager of the Pakistan cricket team who remained a member of the 1987 cricket World-Cup organizing committee. He left this world at the age of 73 years in 2013. This article has everything about him, including Haseeb Ahsan Biography.
|In Urdu:||حسیب احسن|
|Education:||Islamia College, Peshawar|
|Test Debut:||17th January 1958 vs West Indies|
|Last Test:||2nd Feb 1962 vs England|
|Bowling:||Right arm off-spinner|
|Date:||15th July 1939|
|Place:||Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa),|
|Date:||8th March 2013|
Haseeb Ahsan Biography
Haseeb represented the Pakistan Cricket team in test format from 1958-1962 at the international level as an off-spinner. He appeared in 12 test matches for the national team and took 27 wickets at a bowling average of 49.25. He registered two five-wicket hauls in his Test cricket career for Pakistan. His best bowling figures in a Test innings are 6/202.
Haseeb Date of Birth
He was born on 15th July 1939 at Peshawar, KPK.
Education of Haseeb
He studied at the Islamia College Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Haseeb Ahsan Family
He belonged to Peshawar, but he was an Urdu speaker. He did not get married and left this world in the year 2013.
Haseeb got into the domestic cricket circuit as a spin bowler in the 1956-57 season. He did well from his early days of domestic cricket career. His bowling performances gave him a chance to represent Pakistan in 1958.
Haseeb represented various teams during his cricketing career, including Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines XI, Karachi XI, Peshawar Cricket Association XI, and the rest.
He featured in 49 first-class matches from a span of 1956-1963 and claimed a sum of 142 wickets at a bowling average of 27.71 with 13 five-wicket hauls and two ten-wicket hauls in the first-class format. He had the highest bowling figures of 8/23 in this form of cricket.
Moreover, he appeared in his debut first-class match against Melbourne Cricket Club in the 1956-57 season. In his second domestic season in 1957-58, he got 43 wickets in just nine games, including his career-best bowling figures of 8/23 against Punjab XI.
International Career and Achievements
Haseeb made his international cricket debut for Pakistan on 17th January 1958 against West-Indies in the famous match where Hanif Muhammad got his highest score of 337 runs in an innings. He went wicketless in his first Test. He appeared in the next two tests of the series and got five wickets in his debut test series against West-Indies in the year 1958.
Haseeb played his fourth Test against the same opposition West-Indies at Dhaka in 1959 but did not take any wicket in the match.
Haseeb played only one test match against Australia and claimed three wickets in the game played on 21st November 1959. He got 3/136 in the game.
He got plenty of success against India and performed exceptionally well. He dismissed 15 batsmen of the archrivals in just five test matches,
Haseeb played his last two tests for Pakistan against England and took four wickets.
As an Administrator
In the 1980s, he got the responsibility to serve as the Pakistan Cricket team’s chief selector. He selected Wasim Akram first time for the national team against New-Zealand. He was also the manager of the team in those days.
Haseeb was the chairman of the technical committee and a member of the 1987 Cricket World-Cup committee. In the year 2003, He got appointed as the president of the Sindh Cricket Association. He was also among the panel members who heard the appeal of Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif against their ban on doping charges.
He also served as the director of the Karachi’s American Express and Honorary Council General of Ireland. Moreover, he is remembered as one of the best administrators who served the cricket.