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.
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.
- 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 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
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
- None, Really
- Junaid Jamshed
Things you detest:
- Lies, hypocrisy
- Alto which I own
- All, I eat whatever I get
- Pepsi Cola and plain water
Favorite’s holiday spot
- I prefer staying at home during my off-days
- Melbourne Regent
- Any, where you get good food to eat
- Ordinary clothes, like T-shirts and jeans
The Newspaper you Read
- The News
- 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.