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Fakhar Zaman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Fakhar Zaman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth April 10, 1990
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Fakhar Zaman is a Pakistani professional cricketer who has represented his country primarily in the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as an opening batsman. He was an integral member of the Pakistani squad that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, the first time that Pakistan had achieved the feat. Incredibly, Fakhar had made his ODI debut in Pakistan’s 2nd match of the tournament and 3 games later, he had been adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ in the final of the tournament. Besides ODIs and T20Is, between October 2018 and January 2019, he had also played 3 test matches for Pakistan. In the Pakistani domestic circuit, he has played for the regional/state teams Karachi (2012–2015), Peshawar (2016), Balochistan (2017), and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2019/20–Present) across all 3 formats.

Born Name

Fakhar Zaman

Nick Name

Fauji

Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020
Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020 (Fakhar Zaman / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Katlang, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Residence

Pakistan

Nationality

Pakistani flag

 

Education

Fakhar had completed his matriculation at the age of 16 after which he had moved to Pakistan’s financial capital, Karachi. There, he had completed further schooling and training at sea from the Pakistan Navy School.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Fakhar Zaman / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Faqir Gul
  • Siblings – Asif Zaman (Brother)

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Role

Opening Batsman

Jersey Number

  • 39 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistani Domestic Cricket), Glamorgan County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Lahore Qalandars (PSL)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Fakhar Zaman / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Pashtun descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Often sports a light stubble

Religion

Islam

Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020
Fakhar Zaman as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Fakhar Zaman / Instagram)

Fakhar Zaman Facts

  1. Fakhar literally translates to ‘pride’ in Urdu.
  2. In 2007, after completing his training from the Pakistan Navy School, he had joined the Pakistan Navy as a sailor. This was largely a decision forced upon him by his father who was upset with Fakhar’s cricket addiction and had wished that his son would focus more on academics.
  3. In 2012, he had represented the Pakistani Navy in the International Defence Cricket Challenge Cup in Australia and was adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’ after which he began to have second thoughts about his naval career.
  4. By 2013, he had left his job and started playing cricket for local and regional teams in Pakistan. His background had earned him the nickname of ‘Fauji’ (soldier) from his cricketing teammates. In 2020, the Pakistani Navy had awarded him an honorary rank of ‘Lieutenant’ in recognition of his contribution to cricket.
  5. In July 2018, he had become the first Pakistani batsman to have scored a double hundred in an ODI match. The same month, he had become the then fastest batsman to reach the milestone of 1,000 runs in ODIs.
  6. In April 2021, in a match against South Africa, he had scored 193 runs which had made him the highest individual run scorer while chasing in an ODI match.
  7. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Fakhar has also played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing Glamorgan County Cricket Club (2019) in England.
  8. In franchise-based T20 leagues, he has turned out for Lahore Qalandars (2017–2021) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and Comilla Victorians (2017) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League)

Featured Image by Fakhar Zaman / Instagram

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