Pakistan: Former batsman, 81, was suffering from lung cancer and was on ventilator at a Karachi hospital.
Pakistan cricket legend and former captain Hanif Mohammed has died after protracted illness at a hospital in the southern city of Karachi.
Hanif, 81, had been battling lung cancer for more than two years and was admitted at a private hospital in Karachi three weeks ago, according to reports in local media, where he breathed his last on Thursday afternoon.
Hanif made his international debut in 1952 against India and scored 51 in his maiden innings. He went on to play 54 more Tests for his country.
Hanif, with the original title of “little master” due to his short height, was 5ft 6in tall. He came from a family of cricketers. Three of his four brothers – Wazir, Mushtaq and Nazar – all played Test cricket for Pakistan.
His son Shoaib also represented the country in 45 Test matches, while his grandson Shehzar is a first-class cricketer.
Here is what Sachin Tendulkar tweeted for him: ”The cricketing legend #HanifMohammad was always positive and supportive. Have fond memories of meeting him in 2005. RIP”
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