Imran Farhat Biography
Imran Farhat is an opening batsman with considerable skill. However, while he scores a bucketful of runs in domestic cricket, international success for extended periods of time has somehow eluded him. For someone who has been around since 2001, Farhat has managed only a few appearances for Pakistan.
Farhat’s finest moment came against New Zealand at Napier in 2009-10 when he carried his bat through an innings. Pakistan were bowled out for 223, but Farhat had batted through, scoring 117 not out when nobody else crossed 25.
Farhat has an admirable First Class record — over 11,700 runs at 43.50 with 28 centuries and 51 fifties with a top score of 308. At a time when quality openers were scarce in Pakistan, he was never quite out of national reckoning, but with the emergence of the likes of Mohamad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad and Asad Shafiq at the top for Pakistan, it looks difficult for Farhat to make another come-back.