This interview was published in daily Cricketer Magazine in August 2002. Rashid Latif was one of the finest wicket-keepers ever produced by the country. He was very athletic and acrobatic behind the stumps and had decent batting stats. Rashid Latif is a straightforward and down-to-earth personality.
Upon reading his lifelines, you will realize how he was simple and motivated. His back luck comes, when he was fined and penalized against Bangladesh for taking a controversial catch and after that, he never comes back. So, you just enjoy Rashid Latif’s lifelines when he was looking back to return to international cricket.
Rashid Latif lifelines
Most Memorable Day in Cricket
When I returned to the Pakistan Team at Manchester Test in 2001.
Worst Day in Cricket
Silver Jubilee Cup final at Dhaka against India in 1997-98 which we lost.
Waqar Younis and the late Majeed Bhai of Malir Companion CC
Current Cricketers Admired
Younis Khan and Yousaf Youhana (Muhammad Yousaf)
Players to look out for
Muhammad Sami and Danish Kaneria
Ambitions in Cricket
Several, but at least one of them has been fulfilled. My lifelines printed in the Cricketer Pakistan July 1999 issue, I had wished that the bilateral Test series could be played in a third country. When the Pakistan team played with the West Indies at Sharjah in earlier of this season. I happened to be a part of that landmark rubber.
Lord’s, MCG in Australia, KCCA Stadium in Karachi
Least Favorites Ground
Complaints about Cricket
Club cricket should be revitalized in the same vibrant and exciting manner in which it used to be organized in the past.
How to Improve Cricket?
More and more academics should be established, where the player should be able to get good coaching and training, and talent, instead of being wasted, should get polished.
Most Memorable Day in your Life
What can be more memorable than making a comeback in international cricket?
Most embarrassing moment in life
When I couldn’t help Pakistan win a match against Sri Lanka in the Sharjah cup event, even though the team had come so close to victory.
Pastime and Hobbies
Computers, the Internet, and Football
Other Sports Followed
Other sportspeople admired
Jahangir Khan, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos
How do you spend your spare time?
At home with my children
No one, anymore
Favorites TV Programmed
Things you detest:
Alto which I own
All in, I eat whatever I get
Pepsi Cola and plain water
Favorite’s holiday spot
I prefer staying at home during my off-days
Any, where you get good food to eat
Ordinary clothes, like T-shirts and jeans
The Newspaper you Read
Whoever writes well, who’s writing I can enjoy reading
The Cricketer, Urdu as well as English
God Willing, I would have a job with the PCB
Motto in Life
Nothing special just try to keep in step with the times.