Fakhar Zaman is Pakistani left-handed Opening Batsman. In this article, we have brought the top 10 interesting facts about Fakhar Zaman.
1: Mardan Factor
Fakhar hails from in Mardan. Where the standard of boatmanship will forever be measured by arguably Pakistan’s most accomplished test batsman Younis Khan.
2: Playing Domestic Cricket
Fakhar has been playing his domestic circuit since 2012, without having received any attention. He got noticed after a good season of 2016-17 and PSL 2017.
3: Big Game Player
Fakhar can be termed as a big-game player. He scored a century in the final of Pakistan cup 2016 to help Khyber Pakthunkhawa lift the title. In the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2016-17, Fakhar scored 200 not out to help HBL draw the match. In PSL 2017 his heroics helped Lahore Qalandars registered their first win over Karachi Kings.
4: Batting Style
The left-handed opener bats with an unusually high backlift, but he relies on pure timing for scoring his runs.
5: Batting Average
Fakhar Zaman has an impressive batting average of 46.61 in 46 ODIs as of December 2019.
6: Pakistan Navy
Fakhar Zaman joined Pakistan Navy in 2007 as a sailor. He joined the Navy after completing his school and training at sea from the Pakistan Navy School.
7: Man of CT17 Final
In the final of Champions Trophy 2017 against India, Fakhar Zaman has scored his first ODI 100 against India in CT17 final that helps Pakistan to post a big total of 338 against India in Champions Trophy final. Fakhar Zaman is the first batsman of Pakistan to score 100 in any ICC event final.
8: Double Hundred
Fakhar Zaman is the first Pakistani batsman to score double hundred in ODIs. He made a double century on 20th July 2018 against Zimbabwe. In the same match, Fakhar and Imam made the highest opening partnership in ODIs. Both players scored a total of 304 runs.
9: Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs
In July 2018, Fakhar Zaman became the fasted player to score 1000 runs in ODIs. He broke the record of the fastest 1000 runs of 21 innings. He scored 1000 runs just in 18 matches.
10: Most Runs in an ODI Series
He scored 515 runs in the series against Zimbabwe, the most by a Pakistan batsman in a bilateral ODI series.