Remembering legendary cricketer Hanif Mohammad on his 5th death anniversary

KARACHI: 11, AUGUST, 2021: 5th death anniversary of legendary cricketer, who was dubbed as 'The Little Master' is being observed today (Wednesday). 

Former Test cricketer and batting legend Hanif Mohammad was born on Dec 21, 1934 in Junagarh.

He played 55 Test matches for Pakistan between 1952-53 and 1969-70 and averaged a fine 43.98 comprising twelve hundreds. 

At his peak, Hanif was considered one of the best batsmen in the world.

Hanif’s marathon knock of 337 that he scored against the West Indies in a Test at Bridgetown in 1957-58, is regarded as one of the epic knocks in the entire cricket history.

In 1958-59, Hanif surpassed Sir Don Bradman’s record for the highest individual first-class innings whereas he made 55 first-class centuries and finished with a strong career average of 52.32.

Hanif was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

In 2009, Hanif was named along with two other Pakistani players, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad, among the inaugural batch of 55 inductees into the ICC's Hall of Fame. 

He was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Earlier, he recovered from the disease, but it had infected him again. 

He died at the age of 81. (04)

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