Mudassar Nazar


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Mudassar Nazar (born April 6, 1956, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer with a career in Test cricket for Pakistan and in league cricket in Pakistan and England. After retiring from professional cricket, he has had a number of administrative positions in the cricketing world, including two stints as coach for Pakistan in 1993 and 2001, for Kenya and for several other teams.

Mudassar made his debut in Test cricket for Pakistan against Australia in Adelaide on December 24, 1976. The son of Test cricketer Nazar Mohammad, he followed in his father's footsteps to open Pakistan's opening batting. He played for many prominent league teams in Pakistan, and played his last Test match against New Zealand at Auckland on February 28, 1989, but he continued playing first-class cricket until 1993. He became the second Pakistani after his father to carry the bat as an opener in the fifth Test of the 1982-83 series against India. One time Mudassar Nazar held a record for highest partnership in Test Cricket of 451-runs, 3rd-wicket with Javed Miandad against India at Hyderabad, Sindh in 1982-83. He also hold the record of slowest Test mach century. He was a useful bowling option for his captain and earned the reputation of shock bowler because he was good at breaking long partnerships and batsmen who played long innings.

After retiring from professional cricket, Mudassar became national coach for Pakistan and has coached a number of other teams, including Kenya's national team in the season of 2005. In 1982 he earned the title of 'Golden Arms' at lords for his match-inning bowling spell.

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