This interview as published in daily Cricketer Magazine in August 2002. Rashid Latif was one of the finest wicket-keeper ever produced by the country. He was very athletic and acrobatic behind the stumps and decent batting stats. Rashid Latif is a straight forward 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 by taking a controversial catch and after that, he never comes back. So, you just enjoy Rashid Latif Life Lines when he was looking back to return to international cricket.

Rashid Latif Life Lines

Most Memorable Day in Cricket

  • When I returned to the Pakistan Team at Manchester Test in 2001.

Worst Day in Cricket

  • Siler Jubilee Cup final at Dhaka against India in 1997-98 which we lost.

Cricketing Heroes

Greatest Influence on Cricket Career

  • 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 Pakistan team played with the West Indies at Sharjah in earlier of this season. I happened to be a part of that landmark rubber.

Favorites Ground

  • Lord’s, MCG in Australia, KCCA Stadium in Karachi

Least Favorites Ground

  • None

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 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 Sharjah cup event, even though the team had come so close to victory.

Pastime and Hobbies

  • Computers, the Internet, and Football

Other Sports Followed

  • Football

Other sportspeople admired

  • Jahangir Khan, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos

How do you spend your spare time?

  • At home with my children

Favorites Actor/Actress

  • No one, anymore

Favorites TV Programmed

  • None, Really

Favorites Movie

  • Company

Favorites Music’s

  • Junaid Jamshed

Things you detest:

  • Lies, hypocrisy

Favorites Car

  • Alto which I own

Favorites Food

  • All, I eat whatever I get

Favorites Drink

  • Pepsi Cola and plain water

Favorite’s holiday spot

  • I prefer staying at home during my off-days

Favorites Hotel

  • Melbourne Regent

Favorites Restaurant

  • Any, where you get good food to eat

Favorite Dress

  • Ordinary clothes, like T-shirts and jeans

The Newspaper you Read

  • The News

Favorite Author

  • Whoever writes well, who’s writing I can enjoy reading

Favorite Magazine

  • The Cricketer, Urdu as well as English

Future Career

  • God Willing, I would have a job with the PCB

Motto in Life

  • Nothing special just try to keep in step with the times.
Bangladesh by taking a controversial catch and after that, he never comes back. So, you just enjoy Rashid Latif Life Lines when he was looking back to return to international cricket.
Bangladesh by taking a controversial catch and after that, he never comes back. So, you just enjoy Rashid Latif Life Lines when he was looking back to return to international cricket.

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