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Gul Mohammad      

Full name Gul Mohammad

Born October 15, 1921, Lahore, Punjab

Died May 8, 1992, Lahore, Punjab (aged 70 years 206 days)

Major teams India, Pakistan, Baroda, Hyderabad (India), Lahore, Muslims, Northern India

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Gul Mohammad
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 1 205 34 12.81 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 118 187 21 5614 319 33.81 12 21 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 4 77 24 2 2/21 2/21 12.00 1.87 38.5 0 0 0
First-class 118 7295 2911 107 6/60 27.20 2.39 68.1 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1946 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 11-17, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938/39 - 1958/59

Gul Mahomed was one of the small band of cricketers who have represented two countries in Tests. He played eight times for India and once for Pakistan. He was born in Lahore and died there on May 8, 1992, aged 70, after a long illness. Gul Mahomed was a diminutive, dashing left-handed batsman who could bowl steady left-arm seamers at medium pace. Above all, he was an outstandingly brilliant fielder in the cover area; he could gather left-handed and return at great speed at a time when Indian fielding was often very unathletic. It was once said that a fish could not slither out of his hands. As a youth, he played for Islamia College, the nursery of many Test cricketers from Punjab, and made his début in the Ranji Trophy in 1938-39 for Northern India when he was 17. He soon announced his class by hitting 95 for Muslims against Hindus in the Northern India Triangular Tournament. He made real progress in 1942 and scored a forceful hundred for the Rest of India against Western India, facing an attack of Test standard. Meanwhile, the Bombay Pentangular Tournament had provided him with the chance of making two more hundreds and he and Hazare - batsmen of contrasting styles - shared a stand of 302 for a Bengal Cyclone XI against a Bijapur Famine XI in the Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. This was a foretaste of what came later.

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May 9, 2001

Gul Mohammad(left) and Col Rafi Nasim supervising construction of pitches at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

Gul Mohammad(left) and Col Rafi Nasim supervising construction of pitches

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The 1946 Indian touring squad: Back row L to R: Abdul Hafeez Kardar,- S.W. Sohoni; R.S. Modi; R.B. Nimbalkar,- V.S. Hazare; Vinoo Mankad- D.D.Hindlekar, Middle row, L to R: P. Gupta (manager); S. Banerjee; V.M. Merchant, Nawab of Pataudi; CS. Nayudu; Mushtaq Ali; Front row, L to R: S. G. Shinde; CT Sarwate; Gul Mohammed. The Oval, 1946

The 1946 Indian touring squad

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Gul Mohammad

Gul Mohammad

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