Saeed Anwar confirms he is not on social media

The 55-year-old asked everyone to report it

By Web Desk
April 17, 2024
Saeed Anwar scored 20 ODI centuries for Pakistan. - Reuters

Former Pakistan batter Saeed Anwar has confirmed he doesn't have any social media account.

In a viral video circulating online, the 55-year-old asked everyone to report it.

"There is an account being run by my name where many statements are associated with me," he said while asking to spread in media about this information.

There is a viral X (formerly Twitter) account named @imSaeedAnwar impersonating the legendary cricketer with followers of more than 50,000. There are posts related to cricket and other matters.

It must be noted that Anwar is Pakistan's best ODI batter with 20 centuries to him.

He made 8824 runs in 247 ODIs while 4052 runs in 91 Test innings with 11 hundreds.

Anwar is a member of the exclusive club of batters who have scored three successive hundreds in ODIs. He achieved this feat in Sharjah notching up tons against Sri Lanka, West Indies and Sri Lanka in the 1993 Champions Trophy.

His 194 against India was the highest individual score in ODIs for 12 years till Charles Coventry scored an unbeaten 194 in 2009 against Bangladesh. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag both surpassed that score and went on to bring up double hundreds in ODI cricket.

Now the record is with Rohit Sharma, who smashed 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.