Pakistan’s consistent performer with the bat, Asad Shafiq celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday.
Asad Shafiq holds the unique record of scoring the most number of Test centuries batting at six position in the line up with 9 tons. He surpassed the legendary West Indian allrounder, Sir Gary Sobers’ record of eight centuries batting at sixth position, when he scored a memorable ton against Australia in Brisbane.
Asad Shafiq made his international debut in an ODI game against Bangladesh at Dambulla on June 21, 2010. Just months after, the right-handed batsman donned the Whites for Pakistan against South Africa at Abu Dhabi on November 20, 2017.
Shafiq has also played handful of 20-over games for Pakistan, he made his first appearance in the shortest format of the game against New Zealand in December of the same year.
The 31-year old batsman has become an integral part of Pakistan Test team. He has scored 3,364 runs in 53 matches at an average of 41.02. He has scored ten centuries and 18 half-centuries in Test cricket.
Shafiq has a rather average career in 50-over format, where he has scored 1,336 runs at an average of 24.74 with the help of nine 50s. He has played 10 T20 internationals and only have scored 192 runs with no significant score.