Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What unique bowling technique did Saqlain Mushtaq pioneer in cricket?
Saqlain Mushtaq is renowned for pioneering the “doosra”, a revolutionary spin bowling technique. This innovation allowed him to deceive batsmen by spinning the ball in the opposite direction to a traditional off-break.
What are some of Saqlain Mushtaq's notable achievements in One Day Internationals (ODIs)?
In ODIs, Saqlain Mushtaq was the fastest to reach 200 and 250 wickets. He holds the record for the most ODI wickets in a calendar year with 69 wickets in 1997. Additionally, he achieved two hat-tricks in ODIs, including one during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
How did Saqlain Mushtaq transition from playing to coaching?
After an illustrious playing career, Saqlain transitioned to coaching. He served as England’s spin consultant in 2016 and later took on the role of Pakistan’s interim head coach in 2021, showcasing his leadership and coaching skills.