Full name Nazar Mohammad
Born March 5, 1921, Lahore, Punjab
Died July 12, 1996, Lahore, Punjab (aged 75 years 129 days)
Major teams Pakistan, Northern India, Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
|Test debut||India v Pakistan at Delhi, Oct 16-18, 1952 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Dec 12-15, 1952 scorecard|
|First-class span||1940/41 - 1952/53|
Nazar Mohammad, who died on July 12, 1996, aged 75, faced the first ball received by a Pakistani in Test cricket, at Delhi in 1952-53, and in the next match became the country's first Test centurion. On a matting wicket at Lucknow, he carried his bat for 124 not out in eight hours 35 minutes and set up an innings victory; he was the first player to be on the field throughout a Test. He also made 55 and 47 in the final Test but, soon afterwards, a domestic accident damaged his arm and ended his career. He became a coach, selector and one of Pakistan's best cricketing raconteurs. His son, Mudassar Nazar, played 76 Tests.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"