Fakhar Zaman was born in Mardan KPK. He joined the Pakistan Navy, but his love for cricket returned him to the cricket fields. He was first seen on media while playing for Lahore Qalanders in HBL PSL 2017.
He was called up for International cricket because of his good PSL performances. He played a massive role in the win of the Pakistan cricket team in the 2017 Champions Trophy. After that, there was no way back for him.
Fakhar Zaman’s Bio
|Full Name||Fakhar Zaman|
|Place of Birth||Mardan|
|Date of Birth||10-Apr-90|
|Hometown||Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Left Arm Orthodox|
|Role in team||Opener|
|School||Pakistan Navy School, Karachi|
Fakhar Zaman’s Net worth
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Income Source||Cricketer & Paid Promotion|
Fakhar Zaman Family
|Father Name||Faqir Gul|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Daughter||Sofia Attiya Khan & Lianna Sanaa Khan|
He has an amazing and beautiful house.
|Color||White, Black, and Red|
|Actress||Sara Ali Khan|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Riding & Gymming|
Early Life and Domestic Cricket
Fakhar Zaman was born in Mardan KPK. At 16, he left for Karachi and joined the Pakistan Navy there, but his love for cricket was eternal, bringing him back to cricket fields in 2013 when he made his first-class debut for Karachi Blues.
He went unnoticed till 2016, when he scored 663 runs at an average of 51 in the Quaid e Azam Trophy. He came into the eyes of the media. But a modern-day left-handed batter with a high back lift still failed to make his way into the Pakistan Cricket Team.
His good performances in the domestic circuit earned him a call to play for Lahore Qalanders in HBL PSL 2017. Even the presence of two modern-day great openers, Jason Roy and Brendon McCullum, impressed everyone. Even in their presence, people talked about Fakhar as a guy who could lead Lahore Qalanders out of turmoil.
He made his T20I debut on the 2017 tour of West Indies, in which Shadab Khan had also made his debut. His debut match was not good for him, but Pakistan won. After a few chances, he made his permanent place on the T20I side. Until now, he has scored 1253 runs in the 59 innings of the 65 matches he has played at an average of 22.38 and a strike rate of 131.62.
His best performance came against Australia in the Tri-Nation T20I series final in 2018, when he scored 94 runs while chasing and helped Pakistan lift the trophy in the Tri-Nation Series hosted by Zimbabwe.
His number may not justify his place, but he is regarded as a big-match player and has proved it many times. He is currently ranked number 46 in the ICC T20I Men Batter Rankings.
He made his ODI debut against South Africa in 2017 at Edgbaston. The story behind his debut was quite interesting: Pakistan lost the first match of the champion’s trophy 2017 against India quite severely, which forced the team management to replace a few players.
Fakhar Zaman replaced Ahmed Shehzad there. In his debut match, he scored 31 runs off just 23 balls, but the most important thing was his confidence.
He played South African bowlers like a pro in his first match. In his 4th ODI match, the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, he scored 114 runs against India to help his side put in a massive total of 338 in an all-important final India failed to chase.
Until now, in the 59 innings of the 59 matches he has played, he scored 2645 runs at an average of 45.27 and a reasonable strike rate of 94.14. He also has a double century against Zimbabwe.
He has achieved even more memorable innings in the ODI format against South Africa, scoring 193 runs but in the losing case. He is currently ranked number 11 in the ICC ODI Men Batter Rankings.
He has played just three matches, scoring 192 runs at an average of 32.0. He is playing red-ball cricket on the domestic circuit, but up till now, he is regarded as a white ball player in the international arena.
- He is the fastest to score 1000 ODI runs in just 18 innings.
- Second, the most runs in the losing cause in an ODI match (193 vs. SA)
- 5th most runs in an ODI inning (210 vs. Zimbabwe)
- He is the only Pakistani batter to score a double hundred in the ODI format.
- He was the 10th fastest player to score 2000 runs in 49 innings.
- His 193 runs innings vs. South Africa in 2021 won the award for the best innings of the year.
- He was included in the Men’s ODI Team of the Year for 2022.
- He was also part of the ICC team for the Champions Trophy 2017.
Fakhar Zaman, a former member of the Pakistan Navy, enlisted in the nation’s armed services in 2007 as an operations branch sailor. He continued to play very well and won various awards for Pakistan Navy.
According to the statement, his cricketing prowess was acknowledged, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Chairman awarded him the Sanad-e-Tahseen.
According to a statement from the Pakistan Navy, Fakhar was kindly allowed to continue his cricket career and join the Pakistan National Cricket team after they saw his outstanding potential and profound cricket talents.