Wishing a happy birthday to Shoaib Malik!

Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the PSL and currently plays for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League.

  • Sinchan Saha | February 1, 2023 | 2:16 pm

Malik was born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan, on February 1, 1982, into a middle-class family. His father, Malik Faqueer Hussain, was a poor shopkeeper who sold local shoes and encouraged his son’s love of cricket. He succumbed to throat cancer in 2006 and passed away.

Malik divorced his first wife, Ayesha Siddiqui, on April 7, 2010. Malik married Sania Mirza, an Indian tennis player, on April 12, 2010, in accordance with Pakistani wedding customs at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India.

Image Source: The Hindustan Times

Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team (PSL) and currently plays for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. He was captain of the Pakistan team from 2007 to 2009.

An All-rounder in the Sport of Cricket 

Since Shoaib Malik has been playing cricket for more than ten years, no one really knows what his ideal job is. He has played nearly every position on a team. Although he began his career as an off-break bowler, he is primarily a batsman in all situations.

He has been a successful opener in Tests and ODIs, a game-changer in limited overs, a threat as a lower-order slogger, and frequently a stodgy middle-order bulwark. He has also been a successful opener in ODIs and Tests. In the twenty-first century, he can be cruel anywhere.

Top Performances of Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik has played international cricket since 1999 and is still active today. He has played 35 Test matches for Pakistan and has scored 1898 runs, an average of 35.18, including three hundred runs in a Test and one double hundred.

He has scored 7534 runs at an average of 34.56 and nine hundred in 287 ODI appearances. He has played in 124 T20I matches so far, scoring 2435 runs at an average of 31.22. The following are his five best performances.

  • 245 against England in 2015
  • 148* against Sri Lanka in 2006
  • 143 against India in 2004
  • 111* against West Indies in 2002
  • 101* against West Indies in 2017

ALSO READ: SA vs ENG: Curran fined for breaching ICC COC

Indian Premier League Career of Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik, who participated in the inaugural IPL season, was signed by Delhi Daredevils. He only scored 52 runs in seven games and took two wickets in the competition. He made the decision not to participate in the IPL’s second season or any subsequent seasons because of the difficult circumstances that arose following the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

Topics Mentioned In This Article
Read this next...