Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He made his international cricket debut for Pakistan in 1999 and has represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game. He is counted among the successful and experienced players of Pakistan Cricket Team. Malik has captained Pakistan and has been a key player in the middle order for many years. He is known for his ability to score runs quickly and consistently and his versatility as a batsman. Apart from cricket, he is also known for his philanthropic work and social service.
|Father Name||Malik Muhammad Aslam|
|Son||Izhaan Mirza Malik|
|Debut||1999 against the West Indies|
|Date of Birth||February 1, 1982|
|Famous as||Cricketer, Model|
Shoaib Malik’s father’s name is Malik Muhammad Aslam. He has a younger brother Muhammad Umeer Malik.
He married Indian tennis player Sania Mirza in 2010. Their traditional wedding ceremony took place in Hyderabad, India and the Nikah ceremony took place in Lahore, Pakistan. The couple is considered one of the most successful and high-profile cross-border marriages in the subcontinent. He has been actively participating in welfare works. He has been vocal in promoting friendly relations between India and Pakistan through sports.
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza have a son named Izahan Mirza Malik, born on 30 October 2018 in Hyderabad, India. The couple announced the birth of their son on social media and also shared pictures of their newborn. They haven’t shared much about their son and have kept him out of the public eye.
Shoaib Malik attended various schools in his hometown Sialkot, Pakistan and completed his primary education there. He did not pursue higher education as he decided to pursue his career in cricket at an early age.
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Shoaib Malik Career
Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spinner. Malik made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Pakistan in 1999 against the West Indies. He played his first Test match in 2001 against Bangladesh.
Throughout his career, Malik represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game and captained the national team. He has also played domestic cricket for various groups including Pakistan International Airlines, Sialkot Stallions and Multan Sultans.
Malik is considered one of the most successful Pakistani cricketers of all time, known for his aggressive captaincy, consistent scoring ability, and ability to take wickets at crucial moments. He has played more than 300 ODIs, 40 Tests and 115 T20Is. He has also represented various franchise teams in T20 leagues like IPL, CPL, PSL, and BPL.
As a captain
Shoaib Malik served as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team in various formats throughout his career. He captained the team for the first time in 2007, leading Pakistan in an ODI series against South Africa. Malik also captained the team in the 2007 Test series against South Africa. He captained the team in T20 Internationals in 2007-2008.
Malik is considered a successful captain, who has credited the team with many victories and series wins, especially in the T20 format. Under his leadership, Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009 and reached the semi-finals of the tournament in 2007. He also led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy in 2007 and 2017.
Malik was appointed as the captain of Pakistan Super League franchise team Multan Sultans in 2018. He led the team to the playoffs in the first season. He was also appointed as the captain of the national team in various T20 series, leading Pakistan to victories against strong teams like New Zealand and West Indies. In 2023 he is playing for Karachi Kings in PSL Season 8.
However, Malik’s captaincy was criticized for not being able to lead the team in the longer formats of the game, especially in Test matches, and being too defensive in his approach.
Shoaib Malik is one of the most successful cricketers of Pakistan. He has many records to his name. Some of his notable records include:
- More than 300 One Day International (ODI) appearances made him the first Pakistani and one of the few cricketers worldwide to have played more than 300 ODIs.
- He is the only cricketer in the world to have played 100+ T20Is and 100+ ODIs for his country.
- He is the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in T20Is and second highest run-scorer for Pakistan in ODIs.
- He has the most centuries for Pakistan in T20. He is the only Pakistani cricketer to score a century in all three sports formats.
- He has scored the most fifties for Pakistan in T20Is and is the second highest run scorer for Pakistan in T20Is.
- He is the first Pakistani and one of the few cricketers worldwide to score more than 8000 runs in T20 cricket.
- He is the most successful captain for Pakistan in T20Is, leading the team to victories against solid teams like New Zealand and West Indies.
- He has taken the most wickets for Pakistan in T20. He is the second most successful bowler for Pakistan in T20Is.
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