Saeed Ahmed (cricketer)
|Full name||Saeed Ahmed|
|Born||1 October 1937|
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
|Relations||Younis Ahmed (brother)|
|Test debut (cap 27)||17 January 1958 v West Indies|
|Last Test||29 December 1972 v Australia|
Source: Cricinfo, 13 June 2016
|Pride of Performance Award Recipient|
|Country||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Presented by||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
Saeed Ahmed (Urdu: سعید احمد), (born 1 October 1937) is a Pakistani preacher and former cricketer who is the member of Tablighi Jamaat. He played in 41 Test matches between 1958 and 1972. He was born in 1937 at Jalandhar in what was then British Punjab, part of British India and educated at Islamia College in Lahore. He played as a right-handed middle order batsman with a powerful drive and bowled off-breaks. He is the brother of Younis Ahmed.
Saeed made his Test début on 17 January 1958 against the West Indies at Bridgetown. He made 65 in the second innings, at one stage partnering Hanif Mohammad who went on to make 337. Saeed finished the series with 508 runs. He went on to captain his side in three drawn Tests in 1968–69 but his career ended in controversial circumstances when he declared himself unfit for the third Test against Australia[when?] due to what he claimed was a back injury. In the previous Test he had been involved in a heated altercation with Dennis Lillee and the Pakistan management was sceptical about his injury. As a result Said was sent home for "indiscipline". He finished his career with five Test hundreds, making over 150 runs in three of them.
Later, he was life banned to play cricket for Pakistan when he toured South Africa without permission in the Apartheid era.
He married renowned businesswoman Begum Salma Ahmed, a relative of Pakistani diplomat Shahryar Khan, and became involved in the business. In 1980, he left the cricket and business career and joined Tablighi Jamaat as a preacher. His sister, Shagufta, married Pakistani cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz for a brief time.
- Fastest Pakistani Cricketer to reach 1,000 test runs (20 innings).
- Saeed Ahmed gets Pride of Performance award
- "The Twenty Two Families of Pakistan Test Cricket – Part III | Sports | thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk.
- "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Fastest to 1000 runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
| Pakistan Cricket Captain
| Nelson Cricket Club