Saqlain Mushtaq

THE CREATOR OF THE ‘DOOSRA’, PAKISTAN CRICKETER WHO IS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST SPINNERS TO PLAY THE GAME AND WISDEN CRICKETER OF THE YEAR IN 2000

Saqlain Mushtaq is a retired professional cricketer from Pakistan. Recognised as one of Pakistan’s greatest ever spinners, Mushtaq is an icon to millions across the world. Having represented one of the biggest cricketing nations in the world, Mushtaq has had to deal with pressure throughout his career and is considered an expert on the subject. As a cricket speaker, he often reflects on the importance of dealing with pressure from a business perspective.

Making his debut for Pakistan in a test match against Sri Lanka, Mushtaq burst onto the scene and soon became a fans favourite. He performed consistently well in test matches and One Day Internationals, overall he represented the nation in 218 matches. Mainly a bowler, Mushtaq took 208 wickets in test matches with 13 five-wicket hauls, he also took 288 wickets in ODI’s with six five-wicket hauls. A hugely successful bowler, Mushtaq demonstrated extreme levels of maximising success and peak performance. Mushtaq often discusses the importance of these subjects and what effect they can have on businesses and sports stars.

Domestically, Mushtaq played for a number of teams in Pakistan and England. Most noticeably, he played for Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan. In England, Mushtaq enjoyed stints at both Surrey and Sussex. Former captain of Pakistan, Wasim Akram, said that Mushtaq was one of the “greatest off-spinners he has ever seen”. This shows how well-respected and highly thought of Mushtaq was as a player. During his time as a speaker, Mushtaq speaks about his wonderful international career and some of the stars he played alongside. An expert in overcoming adversity, he often inspires his audiences by explaining some of the situations he has been involved in where he has had to overcome adversity in order to succeed.

Now retired, Mushtaq spends a lot of his time as a cricket speaker. His wonderful personality and great humour shine through during his time as a speaker. He has a great ability to inspire his audiences whilst ensuring they are enjoyable and humorous. When at events, Mushtaq often discusses the importance of teamwork and leadership but also reflects on overcoming adversity.

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When at corporate events, Saqlain is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Leadership & Teamwork