Rashid Latif Biography
Rashid Lateef is a former Pakistani cricketer who was born on October 14, 1965 in Karachi, Pakistan. He was a right-handed wicketkeeper batsman.
Rashid started playing domestic tournaments for Allied Bank and soon he was spotted by the national selectors. He was an excellent batsman with great wicket-keeping skills as well.
However, as Pakistan already had a wicket keeping batsman in the team, he had to struggle for a spot.
Rashid made his debut in Test cricket on August 6, 1992 in the fifth test against England. He scored a fifty in the first innings and did not bat in the second innings.
The match was won by Pakistan. He remained in the team for some more matches and even scored runs consistently.
Rise to Glory
Unfortunately for Rashid Lateef, he never rose to a glorious time for his performance with the bat or in gloves. Although he has some good innings, like some half centuries in initial phase of his career and a century in his later phase, he couldn't make it to the top ever.
Rashid had his first taste of low point when he developed differences with the captain Salim Malik during Zimbabwe series and was forced to retire.
After various inquiries, he was proved innocent and was made the captain of the team. But he lost his form in a few months and was thrown out of the team.
He returned and was made captain again after the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, but he had some differences with Pakistan Cricket Board and finally he left cricket in 2006.
Rashid Lateef served as the captain of Pakistan in two different times. During the late 1990s, his tenure as the captain was eclipsed by fixing events and his team members like Ramiz Raja didn't work with him.
After 2003 World Cup, he took over the team and led it to victories. He made Pakistan a strong team in the upcoming series of matches.
After Rashid retired in 2006, he went on to coach the Afghanistan team. Within an year, he returned saying there was too much interference.
He then took over as the wicketkeeping coach of Pakistan, but left the position as well.