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Hanif Mohammad      

Full name Hanif Mohammad

Born December 21, 1934, Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Current age 81 years 218 days

Major teams Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Karachi, Pakistan International Airlines

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - Wazir Mohammad, Brother - Raees Mohammad, Brother - Mushtaq Mohammad, Brother - Sadiq Mohammad, Son - Shoaib Mohammad, Grandson - Shehzar Mohammad

Hanif Mohammad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 55 97 8 3915 337 43.98 12 15 2 40 0
First-class 238 370 44 17059 499 52.32 55 66 178 12
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 13 206 95 1 1/1 1/1 95.00 2.76 206.0 0 0 0
First-class 238 2766 1510 53 3/4 28.49 3.27 52.1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Pakistan at Delhi, Oct 16-18, 1952 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 24-27, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1951/52 - 1975/76

Hanif was the first star of Pakistan cricket, the "Little Master" who played the longest innings in Test history - his 970-minute 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58 - then followed it a year later with the highest first-class innings to that point, 499 run out. With such feats, broadcast on radio, he turned cricket in Pakistan from the preserve of the Lahore educated elite into the mass sport it is today. Although famous for his immaculate defence and never hitting the ball in the air, Hanif could also attack, and was probably the originator of the reverse-sweep. His versatility extended to captaining and keeping wicket, and bowling right- and left-handed in Test cricket. But in addition to being the jack of all trades, he was the master of one.
Scyld Berry

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Jan 27, 2006

Sachin Tendulkar presents a shield to former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Mohammad at The Arabian Sea Country Club in Karachi, January 27, 2006

Sachin Tendulkar presents a shield to former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Mohammad


Sep 19, 2003

Hanif Mohammad receiving his medal from Pakistan president during the Golden Jubilee of Test Cricket Gala, Islamabad, September 16, 2003.

Hanif Mohammad receiving his medal from Pakistan president

© Pakistan Cricket Board

Sep 29, 1999

Hanif Mohammad at the Tissot Cuo match, 28 Sep 1999, PIA v PNSC giving an award

Hanif Mohammad at the Tissot Cup match, 28 Sept 1999, PIA v PNSC

© Pakistan Cricket Board

Hanif Mohammad cricket photos

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1968

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