The year was 1996 in which a gangly fast bowler from Gagu Mandi made a dream debut. He destroyed an accomplished New Zealand batting line-up snaring 11 wickets to help Pakistan square a two test match series in Rawalpindi.
The pundits took immediate notice and he was hailed as the fastest bowler in the world, a man who had a great career ahead of him.
However, his career dwindled away and soon he was a forgotten man.
Mohammad Zahid now settled in Liverpool, is keen on nurturing upcoming fast bowlers yet deep down he has some bitter memories.