Nasir Jamshed is a Pakistani left-handed opener who was born in Lahore on December 6, 1989.
He had a promising start to his international career, but has recently faded from view due to a string of poor results and concerns about his waning health.
Jamshed took to cricket like a fish to water at a young age, and he made a name for himself early in his career.
Jamshed was picked for the Pakistan Under-19s team to face the visiting Sri Lankans after an impressive 74 for National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on his first-class debut when he was just 15 years old.
In 2006, he was also a member of the Pakistan U-19 team that successfully defended their title by defeating India by 38 runs.
The southpaw’s feats continued in the senior side, with a man-of-the-match win against Zimbabwe in 2008, when he smashed a 48-ball 61.
In his next game, against the same opponents, the promising youngster improved his score to 74. He was subsequently dropped from the squad due to a lack of quality, resulting in a major absence from the international scene.
Rise to glory
Jamshed returned to the squad for the Asia Cup in 2012, and that was the start of his golden streak.
In the same tournament, he scored a century against India and then repeated the feat against Pakistan.
In the away series, arch-rivals clash once more.
Interestingly, all of his hundreds have been against India, and he is perhaps the most influenced by the recent severing of Indo-Pak relations!
Jamshed’s ODI heroics propelled him to the Test squad, but he failed miserably against South Africa, effectively ending his Test career.
Jamshed struggled to retain his consistency despite his heroics against India, and was finally dropped from the squad in 2013.
The left-handed opener’s sluggishness on the pitch, along with his restricted ability range, contributed to Jamshed’s dismissal from the side.