Absconded Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider to return to international cricket
Haider played 8 international games for Pakistan.
Updated - Jan 24, 2019 8:17 am
Controversial Pakistani cricketer, Zulqarnain Haider, who last played in 2010, is eager to make a come back to international cricket. This gutsy batsman represented the nation in one Test, four ODIs and three T20Is. Right in the budding stages of international cricket, he decided to quit the game for a peculiar reason.
In November 2010, Zulqarnain Haider made the headlines as he quit the ODI series against South Africa midway. Back then, he claimed that he received death threats from some unknown persons. He further explained that he was asked to lose the fourth match of the ODI series in UAE, the same game where he hit the winning runs.
Later, he decided to retire from international cricket with immediate effect. Moreover, he also sought asylum in the United Kingdom but withdrew the application eventually. The cricketer, who was out of the limelight all this while is in the news yet again as he wishes to take his retirement back.
Zulqarnain Haider aspires to play for Pakistan again
The 33-year-old apparently is ready to make a comeback first by playing domestic cricket. He is likely to play grade-2 cricket to prove his potential. The same news was confirmed by the sports journalist Saj Sadiq on Twitter.
“Meanwhile, another Pakistani wicket-keeper is in the news – Zulqarnain Haider has announced that he has reversed his decision to retire from international cricket,” wrote Sadiq in his tweet.
Meanwhile, another Pakistani wicket-keeper is in the news – Zulqarnain Haider has announced that he has reversed his decision to retire from international cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 23, 2019
Zulqarnain is quite famous for the only Test that he played. After being the second fiddle to Kamran Akmal in the tour of England in 2010, he got his opportunity in the Birmingham Test. Although he got out for a duck in the first innings, he scored a brave 88 in the second innings. This knock, also the highest score of the match, helped Pakistan space an innings defeat.