Full name Waqar Hasan
Born September 12, 1932, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Current age 84 years 132 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, Punjab University, Services (Pakistan)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
Relation Brother - Pervez Sajjad
|Test debut||India v Pakistan at Delhi, Oct 16-18, 1952 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Nov 21-26, 1959 scorecard|
|First-class span||1948/49 - 1965/66|
Waqar Hassan was an attractive strokemaker, who was ideal in a crisis and and a fine field either at cover or further out. He made his first-class debut at 17, and toured India in 1952-53, making a stubborn 81 and 65 after Pakistan had been reduced to 60 for 6 on the first day of the third Test, at Bombay. India won on that occasion, but a five-hour 97 at Calcutta saved the day in the fifth match. His finest hour came in 1955-56, during the second Test against New Zealand. After six wickets had fallen for 111, he and Imtiaz Ahmed added a brilliant 308. New Zealand were narrowly beaten amid intense excitement. Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).
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