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Haroon Rasheed

Haroon Rasheed
Haroon Rashid (right) in 1978
Personal information
Born 25 March 1953 (1953-03-25) (age 63)
Karachi, Pakistan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 23 12
Runs scored 1217 166
Batting average 34.77 20.75
100s/50s 3/5 -/1
Top score 153 63*
Balls bowled 8
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 16/- 3/-
Source: [2], 4 February 2006

Haroon Rasheed Dar (born 25 March 1953) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who played in 23 Tests and 12 ODIs from 1977 to 1983. He also became the manager of the Pakistan Cricket team and has been credited with the discovery of Waqar Younis and Shahid Khan Afridi.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Coaching role 3
  • Incidents 4
  • References 5

Early life

As a child he attended the Church Mission School (CMS) in Karachi.[1]


Product of the Muslim Gymkhana in Karachi, he was picked up for the squad but in 1978 he was exposed of the moving ball. But Rasheed showed grit in the Jamaica Test of 1976–77 where most of the top order feared the mighty West Indian attack.

Is from one of the only two families in the world, apart from the Fosters of Worcestershire, to have seven siblings play first-class cricket

Coaching role

In 1984, Haroon quit First Class cricket and joined United Bank. In 1988 he coached United Bank U19s, went on to be national U19s selector and coach and selected Shahid Afridi who lived near him. Later he was asked to send replacements for the injury hit Pakistan side in Kenya where Afridi was sent & he made historical 102(37).[2]


Harood Rasheed escaped a hit and run attack for not selecting a player advised on a phone in 1995.

Harood was pulled out of the car near a Karachi Shopping Centre by youngsters for his slow batting in the 1979 Semi Final.


  1. ^ Sharif, Azizullah. "KARACHI: Restoration of Church Mission School ordered" (Archive). Dawn. 20 February 2010. Retrieved on 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ Chaudhry, Ijaz (1 November 2013) I can take credit for the discovery of Afridi.

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