Salim Malik was an elegant wristy batsman of his time and perhaps one of the finest batsman Pakistan ever produced. Before being banned from all forms of cricket because of match fixing Salim Malik was a potent part of Pakistan batting lineup. He was an able captain and even succeeded to a great extent when he featured for Essex in English county cricket.
On this day in 1982 Salim Malik made a century on debut against Sri Lanka at Karachi which will be remembered for times to come because of the manner in which he announced himself on the international stage. His innings of 100 not out came at a crucial juncture of the game as Pakistan were looking to set Sri Lanka a substantial target. His 162 runs partnership with Javed Miandad for the 4th wicket proved to be match winning one as Pakistan dismissed Sri Lanka for 149 runs in the final innings and won the match by 204 runs.
This century made Salim Malik the youngest man to score century on debut.