Pakistan news October 11, 2011

Nauman Habib found dead in Peshawar

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Pakistani first-class cricketer Nauman Habib has died in Peshawar, reportedly a victim of murder. Habib, 32, had gone missing on October 9 after leaving his house in Hayatabad, Peshawar, for a nearby gym; his body was found near his house on October 11. Habib had been playing for Peshawar against Multan from October 6-8 in the first round of this season's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and had taken seven wickets in the match.

Habib, a right-arm seamer, played 63 first-class matches and 30 List A games. He had taken 221 first-class wickets at an average of 26.22, with nine five-wicket hauls; he took ten wickets in a match three times.

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  • hadi2011 on October 13, 2011, 22:28 GMT

    i will always miss him, he was a good guy and had never done anything wrong with anyone.May god give peace to his soul and place in jannat. ameen.

  • on October 12, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    Sad day for Pakistan Cricket

  • Badreshian on October 12, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    This is big loss to his family, friends and Pakistan cricket..... Its an extremely brutal act to kill a human being...must be animals..... I dont know him personally but I know two players who played with him in the last match, Naveed Khan and Gauhar ali. We are from the same village.... I could feel there feelings about him... I have played cricket with them for more than 13 years...

    This is a HUGE loss... Allah bless his soul AMIN...

  • smartguy786 on October 12, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    R.I.P. sad day indeed..........

  • anver777 on October 12, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    May Allah grant him a place in Jannah !!!!!!!!! my deepest sympathies to his family members......

  • on October 12, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    he was playing recently yaar o_O

  • on October 12, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    We are trying to bring back international cricket to Pakistan.... But how is it possible? we can't save our own cricketers, how could we give protection to foriegn cricketers? This will damage our cause. A thinking moment for all Pakistanies.....

  • on October 12, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    ALLAH give him jannat and give patience to his family.............. so shoke to hear himmmmm...........

  • mojo121 on October 12, 2011, 4:02 GMT

    God bless you my dear brov when i have no words to say bcoz iam crying i wish i meet you before that i didnt meet him for ages now he is gone he was such a nice guy and very friendly

  • Major_Hammad on October 12, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    May ALLAH give his soul peace and a place in jannah.... He was very good cricket and performer in domestic cricket, very sad news of his death.....

  • hadi2011 on October 13, 2011, 22:28 GMT

    i will always miss him, he was a good guy and had never done anything wrong with anyone.May god give peace to his soul and place in jannat. ameen.

  • on October 12, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    Sad day for Pakistan Cricket

  • Badreshian on October 12, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    This is big loss to his family, friends and Pakistan cricket..... Its an extremely brutal act to kill a human being...must be animals..... I dont know him personally but I know two players who played with him in the last match, Naveed Khan and Gauhar ali. We are from the same village.... I could feel there feelings about him... I have played cricket with them for more than 13 years...

    This is a HUGE loss... Allah bless his soul AMIN...

  • smartguy786 on October 12, 2011, 9:28 GMT

    R.I.P. sad day indeed..........

  • anver777 on October 12, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    May Allah grant him a place in Jannah !!!!!!!!! my deepest sympathies to his family members......

  • on October 12, 2011, 6:21 GMT

    he was playing recently yaar o_O

  • on October 12, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    We are trying to bring back international cricket to Pakistan.... But how is it possible? we can't save our own cricketers, how could we give protection to foriegn cricketers? This will damage our cause. A thinking moment for all Pakistanies.....

  • on October 12, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    ALLAH give him jannat and give patience to his family.............. so shoke to hear himmmmm...........

  • mojo121 on October 12, 2011, 4:02 GMT

    God bless you my dear brov when i have no words to say bcoz iam crying i wish i meet you before that i didnt meet him for ages now he is gone he was such a nice guy and very friendly

  • Major_Hammad on October 12, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    May ALLAH give his soul peace and a place in jannah.... He was very good cricket and performer in domestic cricket, very sad news of his death.....

  • pakilunatic on October 12, 2011, 1:26 GMT

    What a sad day. He was about 4-5 years older than I was, but we used to play street cricket together in Phase 1 of Hayatabad back in the day. He was easily the fastest bowler in our area and his deliveries would go past you in a blur. I once hit him for a 6 and it was the proudest day of my of my life. I went around telling people, "hey look, i just hit Nauman for a 6er!!"

    He always had a smile on his face and was an overall amazing guy. The world has lost a very good man today. May Allah (swt) bless your soul Nauman. May he grant you the highest of rewards and bless you with eternal peace. You will definitely be missed!

  • criclover112 on October 12, 2011, 0:51 GMT

    May his soul rest in peace.

  • ecotrin on October 11, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    MAY LORD KRISHNA BLESS AND REWARD HIM IN NEXT LIFE

  • rahul18joshi on October 11, 2011, 20:06 GMT

    it is too sad to loose such a cricketer .he should get justice as early as possible

  • on October 11, 2011, 18:09 GMT

    Very sad news. It is very sad that first class cricket has been dies this way.

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    HE WAS GOOD PLAYER AND GOOD MAN ALWAYS READY TO PLAY CRICKET MATCHES HE WAS WORK VERY HARD I FEEL VERY SAD NOW GREAT LOSS OF LIFE ALLAH BLESS HIM HE WAS PLAYED WITH ME SEASON 2000 FOR SUIGAS NO LIFE SAVE ANY MORE IN PAKISTAN

    M.FAREED BUTT

  • Stark62 on October 11, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    NO WAY!!!! :(

    I remember just like yesterday, he helped Peshawar reach the semi's of the T20 cup.

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    shocking indeed. bowled so well recently in T20 cricket. may his soul rest in peace Ameen.

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    MAY HIS soul rest in peace. AMEEN

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    may Allah give his soul peace and a place in jannah

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    RIP Nauman Habib...may ALLAH give him place in jannah (aameen)

  • KarachiKid on October 11, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    May his soul enter paradise. And may Peshawer police catch the culprits.

  • Sachit1979 on October 11, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Its really a very sad news for Pakistan Cricket. His records suggest that he was a decent first class Cricketer. May god give peace to his soul and courage to his family members.

  • on October 11, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    :( may Allah give his soul peace and a place in jannah ! and may he give those thet he left behind courage and patience :(

  • on October 11, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    a tragedy in PAK cricket......seen him in Faysal Bank T20......bowled beautiful outswingers.....!!!!

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  • on October 11, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    a tragedy in PAK cricket......seen him in Faysal Bank T20......bowled beautiful outswingers.....!!!!

  • on October 11, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    :( may Allah give his soul peace and a place in jannah ! and may he give those thet he left behind courage and patience :(

  • Sachit1979 on October 11, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Its really a very sad news for Pakistan Cricket. His records suggest that he was a decent first class Cricketer. May god give peace to his soul and courage to his family members.

  • KarachiKid on October 11, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    May his soul enter paradise. And may Peshawer police catch the culprits.

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    RIP Nauman Habib...may ALLAH give him place in jannah (aameen)

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    may Allah give his soul peace and a place in jannah

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:22 GMT

    MAY HIS soul rest in peace. AMEEN

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    shocking indeed. bowled so well recently in T20 cricket. may his soul rest in peace Ameen.

  • Stark62 on October 11, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    NO WAY!!!! :(

    I remember just like yesterday, he helped Peshawar reach the semi's of the T20 cup.

  • on October 11, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    HE WAS GOOD PLAYER AND GOOD MAN ALWAYS READY TO PLAY CRICKET MATCHES HE WAS WORK VERY HARD I FEEL VERY SAD NOW GREAT LOSS OF LIFE ALLAH BLESS HIM HE WAS PLAYED WITH ME SEASON 2000 FOR SUIGAS NO LIFE SAVE ANY MORE IN PAKISTAN

    M.FAREED BUTT