Agha Saadat Ali was born on 21 June 1929 in Lahore, Punjab. Agha Saadat, who played one Test for Pakistan against New Zealand in 1955-56! He died in Lahore on October 26, 1995, after a protected illness at the age of 66. Agha Saadat scored only 8 not out on the solitary innings of the Dhaka Test Match. After that, he couldn’t get the chance to prove his abilities.
Agha Saadat Ali was a right-handed batsman, and he was well known in his playing days for his outstanding fielding. He used to be actively involved in cricket and snooker before he was bedridden due to terminal illness.
Just a few days before his death, the cricketer’s benefits fund series in Sharjah announced a special amount for him. His death was widely condoled by Pakistan Cricket Boards and his fellow players. In 1948-49, he appeared in non-first-class matches against West Indies and Common Wealth teams.
Later on, he debuts his first-class career for Punjab Universities against Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and also captained Lahore B. He was a useful middle-order batsman also one of the best fielders in Pakistan at those times. Agha Sadat Ali was recognized by many cricketers having a similar talent to Imtiaz Ahmed. After retirement, he opted to choose a coaching career at the national level at BCCP. Furthermore, he was also president of the Billiard and Snooker Association of Lahore, Punjab. His both sons also played first-class cricket for Pakistan.
He appeared in 17 first-class games for Pakistan, in which he scored 325 runs at 13.54 with the career-best of 56 including 2 fifties, 8 catches, and took one wicket. Moreover, he also associates one ODI as an umpire against India in 1978 at Sialkot.
Agha Saadat Ali’s overall first-class span was 1949 till 1961-62. Though his records are not very much impressive, he would be remembered in the history of Pakistan cricket as a Test cricketer.