Known for his aggressive style of play, Pakistan’s explosive opening batsman burst onto the international arena in the truest sense two years ago. The left-hander took the cricketing world by storm with his belligerent knock in the Champions Trophy final, which will always feature amongst the most iconic innings played by a Pakistani batter against archrivals India.
Picking the screws out of the cricketing ball for fun, Fakhar has established his reputation as a destroyer up in the top order. Boasting immense power hitting skills, the 29-year-old has been able to utilize this talent to the utmost degree as he has a plethora of records to his name already.
In a career that is just 31 ODIs old, Fakhar has breached various landmarks, the most special being that of being the fastest to 1,000 runs in the limited overs format. His zenith in this nascent career arrived during the Zimbabwe series when he scored the most number of runs for any batsman in a 5-match series and was involved in a record-breaking opening partnership with Imam-ul-Haq.
Fakhar’s penchant for breaking records has been a revelation for the Pakistan batting department, which was in dire need of searching for a suitable replacement after the unfortunate ban of Sharjeel Khan.