The life story of famous Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Yosuf is fascinating. He was formerly a Christian and suddenly became a Muslim after a long cricket career. Even after that, he remained a role model for many people. In a recent interview, he said Saeed Anwar was a significant reason for his acceptance of Islam. Saeed Anwar was also living a good life in cricket, but suddenly his daughter died due to illness, so he joined Tablighi Jamaat, spent his life in the path of Allah, and started preaching.
Mohammad Yousaf says, the lifestyle change of Saeed Anwar impressed Mohammad Yosuf. Which grew my attraction to Islam, and finally led me to accept it.
Saeed Anwar is considered the most dangerous batsman in cricket in the 90s. He used to wash every bowler openly against all the teams around the world and at all the grounds. When Wasim Akram took over the captaincy in the 90s, our team got addicted to match-fixing. The team was constantly in touch with 4 to 6 bookies.
In the 1999 World Cup, Wasim Akram captained the Pakistan team, which was very popular, and won all the matches to book their place in the final. Afterward, Pakistan and Australia played a big final game televised worldwide. All around the world, bookies predicted Pakistan’s victory in this match. Icc invited Indian player Rahul Dravid for the final commentary; he said Pakistan was the favorite even before the start of the match.
In a poignant moment, 23 years ago, Saeed Anwar achieved a remarkable milestone by hitting what was then the biggest individual score in ODIs, an amazing 194 against India in the Independence Cup, showcasing his prowess in attacking cricket.