Mansoor Amjad, a terrific Pakistani all-rounder, got diminished off the field after a mini tenure of his showcase. His leg-spin was once considered the next big thing for Pakistan, but no one had an idea for him becoming one of the Pakistani cricketers going in vain despite efforts.
He has stayed a vital part of the U19 team gaining the limelight in 2004 on winning the World Cup in Bangladesh. The late coach, Bob Woolmer put his faith in Mansoor – his accomplishments must have thrived as a result of Woolmer’s support. The coach’s faith was justified when Mansoor grabbed a five-wicket-haul against an England XI in 2005-06 in Lahore.
Later, he evolved as a terrific all-rounder from a leg-break bowler owning googly displays with the ball in his hands. Despite being best suited in the limited-over squads, he later was not seen, and the chapter closed somewhere around a decade ago.
Mansoor Amjad – Another Pakistani cricketer wasted
Not giving up on his bread and butter, cricket, he continued to exert his one hundred percent in T20s, List-A, and first-class cricket and yet is a part with splendid ostentations all over.
On his T20I debut against Bangladesh in 2008, Mansoor Amjad yielded 3 wickets, conceding 3 runs in the only over he bowled. This became the first and last T20I of the star’s career. Unluckily, he could not get enough opportunities in the ODIs and featured green jerseys in a single game.
A quick overview of Mansoor Amjad’s cricketing stats:
The 33-year old has 5448, 2783, and 532 runs in First-class, List-A, and T20 cricket averaging 30.60, 28.69, and 16.12, respectively. He has contributed with seven and three hundreds in first-class and List-A cricket alongside 31 and 8 fifties sequentially.
His bowling stats are worth discussing, too, as the later-developing all-rounder has 235, 175, and 27 wickets in first-class, list-A, and T20 cricket featuring different teams in 127, 155, and 48 matches. His BBIs are 6/19, 5/37, and 4/18 in the discussed order at an economy of 3.64, 4.97, and 6.79.
Why Mansoor is ignored by the PCB?
Despite the wonderful stats induced thoroughly, there are no speculations regarding why Mansoor Amjad has not been added as a part of the Pakistan Cricket Team.
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