Yasir Arafat may share his with the Palestinian President, but he is all together a different soul. He is a Pakistani cricketer - an all rounder to be more persice and has a great ability to bowled the batsmen. In fact, Yasir Arafat has equalled the world record of 5 wickets in 6 balls in an over. He was about to reach that feet again in 2000 but the innings folded out so he couldn't. Here is more about that achievement of his.
He is a right arm fast bowler who can bowl really quick at times. He played in under-15 and under-19 Pakistan squad and would you believe - he batted above Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Mallik in those days...Then somehow his bowling got the front seat and he forgot his batting a little. But he already has made a century and 18 fifties in Pakistan's domestic cricket..
He has a green belt in Karate and claims to be the youngest to do so. Yasir Arafat has been playing for Scotland for last 5 years and says that county cricket has really helped him grow as a matured cricketer. He is strong man who made his debut against Srilanka and got Sanath Jayasuriya in his 8th delivery. Yasir Arafat hails from Rawalpindi and played against England in december and claimed very good review, and probably thats why is in the squad to play against the arch-rivals India. Although he has taken only 3 wickets and made nly 10 runs in his international career, I feel he is man to watch out for!!
Here is an interview with Yasir Arafat which was taken in 2001, but can be very useful to know more about this new cricketer. I wish him good luck but life against Indian batting can be very hard!!
Domestic and International cricket profile of Yasir Arafat.