Farooq Hamid biography

Farooq Hamid

Cricket Player

1945 –

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Who is Farooq Hamid?

Farooq Hamid is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in one Test in 1964.

A right-arm opening bowler, Farooq Hamid made his first-class debut in 1961-62, and toured England with the Pakistan Eaglets in 1963. He toured Australia and New Zealand with the Pakistan team in 1964-65, playing his only Test against Australia in Melbourne. His only Test wicket was that of Ian Chappell, who was also playing his first Test match. He continued playing first-class cricket in Pakistan until the 1969-70 season.

His best first-class bowling figures came in the match against Wellington in 1964-65, when he bowled unchanged through the innings to take 7 for 16 and dismiss Wellington for 53. Playing for PIA against Peshawar in 1967-68 he took 5 for 30 and 5 for 20.

His cousin Khalid Aziz also played first-class cricket in Pakistan. Farooq's sister Tahira Hamid helped to set up the Pakistan Women's Cricket Association in 1978. She was the inaugural secretary.

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Born
Mar 3, 1945
Pakistan
Nationality
  • Pakistan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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