Fakhar Zaman is a Pakistani cricketer who was born in Mardan, North-West Frontier Province, on April 10, 1990.
He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays as an opener.
He served in the navy before deciding to make a career out of cricket.
Zaman was educated at Pakistan Naval Academy, Bahadur, and showed great interest in and enthusiasm for the school team, but his father’s resistance led to a career in the navy instead. Following the coach’s suggestion, he left the navy cricket team to play in domestic teams.
He was a member of the Pakistan national cricket team, Abbottabad Falcons, Habib Bank Limited, Karachi Blues, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Zebras, KPK, Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan A, Pakistan Navy, and Peshawar cricket team.
In the 2016 Pakistan Cup, he became the second-highest run scorer.
On June 7, 2017, Zaman made his ODI debut against South Africa at Edgbaston, and on March 30, 2017, he made his T20I debut against the Windies at Queen’s Park Oval.
He scored 31 runs in his first One-Day International. He was outstanding in the Champions Trophy finals, heading the Pakistani team to victory.
Rise to Glory
He was a member of Pakistan’s first Champions Trophy winning squad. In fact, in the tournament final against India, he shared a partnership of 128 with Azhar Ali. After a thrashing of their arch-rivals in the final, Zaman went on to score a century, which helped Pakistan secure the trophy.
Zaman took the difficult decision to abandon the navy to play in domestic leagues. He played for the Karachi Qalandars, Peshawar Qalandars, Lahore Qalandars, Baluchistan Qalandars, and Durban Qalandars.
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In the match, Zaman and Azhar Ali put on a 128-run partnership, the highest opening partnership in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy history and the highest opening partnership in an ODI since 2009.
On the 18th of June, 2017, he was named ODI Man of the Match against India at The Oval in London.