Rashid Lateef is a former Pakistani cricketer who was born in Karachi on October 14, 1965. He was a wicketkeeper batsman who batted right-handed.
Rashid began playing for Allied Bank in domestic tournaments and was quickly noticed by national selectors. He was a brilliant batsman and also had great wicket-keeping skills.
He had to compete for a spot in the squad because Pakistan already had a wicket-keeper batsman.
Rashid made his Test debut against England in the fifth test on August 6, 1992. In the first innings, he hit a fifty and did not bat in the second.
Pakistan was triumphant in the contest. He stayed with the squad for a few more games, also scoring runs on a regular basis.
Rise to Glory
Unfortunately for Rashid Lateef, he never hit the heights of his career with the bat or with the gloves. Despite some strong innings, such as half centuries early in his career and a century later in his career, he was never able to hit the top.
Rashid’s first experience of defeat came during the Zimbabwe series, when he was forced to retire due to disputes with captain Salim Malik.
After a series of investigations, he was found to be innocent and named captain of the team. But after a few months, he lost his form and was booted out of the team.
After the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, he returned and was named captain again, but he fell out with the Pakistan Cricket Board and retired from the sport in 2006.
At two points in his career, Rashid Lateef was the captain of Pakistan. His time as captain was overshadowed by fixing incidents in the late 1990s, and members of his squad, such as Ramiz Raja, declined to work with him.
He took over the team after the 2003 World Cup and led it to victories. In the upcoming set of matches, he has made Pakistan a formidable opponent.
Rashid went on to coach the Afghanistan team after retirement in 2006. He returned after a year, claiming that there was so much involvement.
He then became Pakistan’s wicketkeeping mentor, but resigned after just a few months.