Left-arm spinner Muhammad Hussain was born on October 8, 1976, in Lahore, Punjab. He is a former Pakistani cricketer, who appeared in 2 Tests and 14 ODIs between 1996 till 1998. Muhammad Hussain was a handy left-handed lower-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler. Hussain played first-class cricket for 15 years and played for different teams in the domestic teams between 1994 and 2009.
In 1997, he was involved in the famous Toronto incident when Inzamam ul Haq attacked the man, who was hooting at Inzi. Muhammad Hussain provided a bat to Inzamam in that incident. Sadly, his career could never flourish owing to the presence of Mushtaq Ahmad, Arshad Khan, and Saqlain Mushtaq.
Muhammad Hussain played only two test matches one in 1996, and 2nd in 1998. He made his test debut against Zimbabwe at Iqbal Stadium. The other test was played against Australia at Rawalpindi in 1998. He just managed to score 18 runs with the best of 17 runs including 3 fours. As a left-arm spin bowler, he took 3 wickets with the best bowling of 2 for 66.
He made his ODI debut against New Zealand in 1997 at Mohali, and last played an ODI against South Africa at Super Sports Park in 1998. Also, he appeared in 14 ODI’s for Pakistan and scored 154 runs with the top score of 31, including 11 fours and four sixes.
Therefore, he just grabs 13 wickets @ 42.08 with the best of 4 for 33 against India in the second final of the Silver Jubilee Independence Cup. This was his major accomplishment in his cricket career. This MOM (Man of the Match) performance wasn’t sufficient for him to cement his place in the final 11. Muhammad Hussain retired from all forms of cricket in 2009.
Muhammad Hussain played 131 first-class matches and scored 4,996 runs @ 26.57 with the top score of 132, including 2 hundred, 29 fifties, 65 catches, 454 wickets @ 23.13 with the best bowling of 7 for 53 including 29 times five wickets in an innings, and 7 times 10 wickets in a match.
He also played 92 List-A matches and scored 1,390 runs @ 22.41 including 7 fifties, 26 catches, 130 wickets @ 25.74 with the best of 6 for 29, including 2 times five wickets in an innings. He died on 11 April 2022, due to suffering from kidney and liver ailments.