Maqsood Ahmed      

Full name Maqsood Ahmed

Born March 26, 1925, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Died January 4, 1999, Rawalpindi, Punjab (aged 73 years 284 days)

Major teams Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Sind, Southern Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Maqsood Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 16 27 1 507 99 19.50 0 2 3 13 0
First-class 85 131 10 3815 144 31.52 6 22 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 15 462 191 3 2/12 2/37 63.66 2.48 154.0 0 0 0
First-class 85 7938 3455 124 7/39 27.86 2.61 64.0 6 1
Career statistics
Test debut India v Pakistan at Delhi, Oct 16-18, 1952 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Oct 26-31, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1944-1964
Profile

Wisden obituary
Maqsood Ahmed, who died on January 4, 1999, aged 73, was one of the handful of cricketers to score 99 in a Test without ever reaching a century. The near-miss happened in the Lahore Test between Pakistan and India in 1954-55 when Maqsood was stumped. It was an appropriate conclusion, since he was the most carefree and aggressive batsman Pakistan had in their early years of Test cricket. He played in their first 16 Tests, and hoisted the banner of Pakistani batting from the very start. Maqsood had begun his career, before Pakistan's foundation, with 144 on his first-class debut, for Southern Punjab against Northern India at Lahore in 1944-45. He pressed the case for the new nation's elevation to Test status by scoring 137 not out against MCC on their 1951-52 tour. And on the opening day of first-class cricket by a Pakistani team in England, in 1954, he hit a thrilling 111 in two and a quarter hours at Worcester. In Tests, his approach was successful only spasmodically, but he enlivened the closing stages of Pakistan's hefty defeat at Trent Bridge with a rousing 69, getting out trying to hit a second successive six off Bob Appleyard. The press called him Merry Max. His success at Worcester helped him get work as a club professional in the area. He became chairman of Pakistan's selectors, in 1981-82, and a successful commentator and journalist: he was the first sports editor of The News, Rawalpindi.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Jul 26, 1998

Maqsood Ahmed a former Pakistan stylish test batsman

Maqsood Ahmed attacking

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Jul 26, 1998

Maqsood Ahmed one of Pakistans early test batsmen

Maqsood Ahmed attacking

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Mar 20, 1998

Maqsood Ahmed one of Pakistan's early batsmen

Maqsood Ahmed

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