Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Anwar was born on 5 July 1968 in Multan, Pakistan.
In 1996, Shahid Anwar was selected for the Pakistan tour of England. In the third ODI at Nottingham, he made his ODI debut and scored 37 runs off 44 balls with the help of 6 delightful fours, before Peter Martin LBW him. Indeed, this was a good start in international cricket. But, unfortunately, he was never picked again for Pakistan. That was a trauma for any cricketer who served many years in domestic cricket and couldn’t get more chances despite a decent start.
Shahid Anwar represented several teams in domestic cricket. He played for NBP, Lahore, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, PNSC, Bahawalpur. He also played UK Cricket league during his career. Shahid Anwar captained Lahore Grade One and National Bank-Grade One team to make the national championship.
He appeared in 216 first-class games as a batting all-rounder, scoring 12100 runs (at 34.87) with the highest score of 195, as well as appearing in 152 lists “A” matches. His first-class career is punctuated with 26 centuries and 63 half-centuries. Anwar took 61 wickets in first-class cricket, with a career-best of 6/2.
Shahid Anwar becomes coach after retiring from first-class cricket. He completed Level, One, Two, and Three coaching diplomas from Cricket Australia. So, he proceeds in this field with big success and make Sialkot Stallions to National T20 Champions. In 2010, Shahid also coached Pakistan A team on the tour of Australia. In 2011, as a head coach of NBP, he played a vital role in uplift NBP as a one-day championship runner-up position.