With Humaima Malik
With his wife
Man with elite humour
Talking to Shahid Afridi
- Raja played international cricket for 13 years, appearing in 57 Test matches, with a career average of 31.83 and scoring two centuries.
- In the One Day International arena, he played 200 matches and scored 9 centuries.
- He was a member of the national side that reached the semi finals of the 1987 World Cup.
- He scored 2 centuries in the 1992 World Cup, which was held in Australia, including a century, against New Zealand, who had been un defeated during that period.
- Raja was awarded the man of the match for his match winning performance which earned Pakistan a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Raja was recalled
RetirementHis final game in a Test match for Pakistan, was as captain in the 1996-1997 tour of Sri Lanka, however the team failed to win a match during the series. He retired from all forms of cricket in 1997 and since then he has been active as a television commentator and as an administrator for both Pakistan and International cricket.
Given out for obstructing the fieldRaja became the first player in One Day International history to be given out by "obstructing the field" against England, in a match at Karachi in 1987. England had scored 263 runs for 6 wickets during their 44 over innings. For Pakistan, Raja opened the batting and had reached 98 runs when the last ball of the match was bowled, with Pakistan needing 25 runs to win in the last over. During this last over, he hit the ball and sprinted for two runs that would have given him his century, but was well short of the crease when the fielder's return came towards him and Raja knocked the ball away with his bat and was given out "obstructing the field".
Captain of Pakistan Cricket team
Pakistan Cricket BoardRaja worked as a CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board, simultaneously serving as a cricket commentator. He resigned from the post of the CEO in August 2004 citing increasing media commitments as the reason for his decision.
Ramiz Rajas movie
|Test centuries of Rameez Raja|
|1||122||6||Sri Lanka||Colombo, Sri Lanka||P Sara Oval||22 March 1986||Drawn|
|2||114||12||India||Jaipur, India||Sawai Mansingh Stadium||21 February 1987||Drawn|
|One Day International centuries of Rameez Raja|
|1||113||57||England||Karachi, Pakistan||National Stadium, Karachi||20 October 1987||Won|
|2||101||84||New Zealand||Auckland, New Zealand||Eden Park||11 March 1989||Won|
|3||116*||101||Sri Lanka||Hobart, Australia||Bellerive Oval||15 February 1990||Won|
|4||107*||102||Sri Lanka||Adelaide, Australia||Adelaide Oval||17 February 1990||Won|
|5||114||107||New Zealand||Sialkot, Pakistan||Jinnah Stadium||6 November 1990||Won|
|6||102*||121||West Indies||Melbourne, Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||23 February 1992||Lost|
|7||119*||126||New Zealand||Christchurch, New Zealand||AMI Stadium||18 March 1992||Won|
|8||109*||146||Sri Lanka||Sharjah, UAE||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||4 February 1993||Won|
|9||104*||164||West Indies||Sharjah, UAE||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||13 October 1995||Won|
- In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
- The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career
Man of the Match Awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||West Indies||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||6 March 1985||1 Ct. ; 60 (88 balls, 7x4)||Pakistan won by 7 wickets.|
|2||New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||11 March 1989||101 (114 balls, 9x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 7 wickets.|
|3||England||Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur||30 October 1989||85* (82 balls, 8x4)||Pakistan won by 6 wickets.|
|4||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||15 February 1990||1 Ct ; 116* (148 balls, 8x4)||Pakistan won by 6 wickets.|
|5||New Zealand||Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot||6 November 1990||114 (123 balls, 14x4)||Pakistan won by 105 runs.|
|6||Sri Lanka||Sports Stadium, Sargodha||10 January 1992||74 (83 balls, 10x4)||Pakistan won by 8 wickets.|
|7||South Africa||SuperSport Park, Centurion||21 February 1993||53 (79 balls, 4x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 22 runs.|
|8||West Indies||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||13 October 1995||104* (134 balls, 7x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 15 runs.|