10 Facts About Aamer Sohail


Mohammad Aamer Sohail Ali is a Pakistani cricket commentator and former cricketer.


Aamer Sohail made his first-class debut in 1983, a left-handed opening batsman and occasional left-arm spin bowler.


An aggressive batsman, Aamer Sohail first appeared for the national team in a 1990 one-day International against Sri Lanka and enjoyed a successful international career.


Aamer Sohail was an important member of the team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


Aamer Sohail captained Pakistan in six Tests in 1998, becoming the first Pakistani captain to defeat South Africa in a Test Match.


Aamer Sohail led Pakistan through 22 One Day Internationals from 1996 to 1998, winning nine and averaging 41.5 with the bat.


Aamer Sohail acted as acting captain of Pakistan against West Indies in Sharjah.

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Aamer Sohail played a big role in Pakistan's World-Cup triumph in 1992, famously telling Ian Botham that he might want to send his mother-in-law in to bat, referring to Botham's statement that he wouldn't send even his mother-in-law to Pakistan, after Botham was controversially given out for nought in the final.


Aamer Sohail was at the heart of the match-fixing scandal that rocked cricket in the 1990s: as captain of the national team, his whistle-blowing may have negatively affected his international career.


On 18 August 2011, Aamer Sohail announced that he had joined Nawaz Sharif's political party, the Pakistan Muslim League.