Cricketer Imran Farhat celebrates Eid al-Fitr with family

Imran Farhat entered the international stage as a young performer for Pakistan on a tour of New Zealand in 2001, but was abruptly dropped after a poor start to his career. He returned for the 2003–2004 season where he impressed in the home series against South Africa. He scored 235 runs, including his first Test century in a 1–0 series win, being the second highest run scorer. From the debut duo Taufeeq Umar.

The season began to improve over the next few months as Farhat scored 348 runs at nearly 70 in the series against New Zealand. In which Pakistan won 5-0, he finished the season as the highest scoring century in a crucial test against arch-rivals India.

However, the following season turned out to be a bad one for Farhat. His average dropped dramatically and totaled only 199 at an average of about 25 rounds, forcing the qualifiers to drop him from the Test and ODI teams. by being at the top of the competition After a century in a tour game against the visiting Indians, He rejoined the Test team and scored 50 points in the Karachi Tests in 2006, which helped him retain his place for the next few tours. In 2009 he recorded an unbeaten century against New Zealand in Napier. But poor performances in England the following year earned him the ax again. Farhat was recalled to the test ground after three years, but the joy did not last long for the opening batsman. Because he was dropped after one game against South Africa where he scored 30 and 43.

Farhat’s ODI career has followed a similar pattern. He qualified for the opening match in the series against South Africa in 2010, but failed to secure a spot at the World Cup. He returned to the ODI team on tour in Zimbabwe in September 2011 and scored an unbeaten 75 in the return game. His return to the ODI team in March 2013 lasted slightly longer than Tests. He played a bilateral series against the Proteas and was also selected for the Champions Trophy in August 2013. Poor performance saw him dropped again.

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