Imran Farhat is a left-handed batsman who has represented Pakistan at the international level as an opener. Farhat, who was born in Karachi on May 20, 1982, has appeared in 201 first-class matches and 203 List-A matches.
In 201 first-class appearances, he has scored 13,725 runs and taken 113 wickets. In a 15-year career, the former Pakistan international has played 40 Tests, 58 ODIs, and seven T20Is.
Farhat began playing domestic cricket at the age of 15 and has played for both the Pakistan U19 and A teams. Humayun Farhat, Imran’s brother, has also represented Pakistan in cricket.
Imran had shown tremendous promise as a young player and was looking to solidify his place as the team’s opener.
Imran was called up to the national team during his domestic stint. In February 2001, he made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand. In March 2001, he made his test debut against the same opponents.
Farhat was cut from the team after failing to replicate his domestic form in international matches, only to be picked again in the 2003-04 season after impressive knocks in domestic matches.
Rise to Glory
Farhat scored three half-centuries and his second international century in an ODI-only series against New Zealand in December 2003, finishing with 348 runs at a batting average of 69.60. Pakistan took a 5-0 lead in the series.
In October 2003, he scored 128 runs against South Africa, which is still his highest test performance. In 2004, his century against India helped his team win by nine wickets.
In January 2016, Imran Farhat announced his retirement from international cricket. In the Masters’ League, he continues to play domestic cricket for the Habibi Bank.