Hanif Mohammad

Pakistan|Opening Batter
Hanif Mohammad
INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1969
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Full Name

Hanif Mohammad

Born

December 21, 1934, Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Died

August 11, 2016, Karachi, (aged 81y 234d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

Raees Mohammad

(brother),

Mushtaq Mohammad

(brother),

Sadiq Mohammad

(brother),

Wazir Mohammad

(brother),

Shoaib Mohammad

(son),

Shehzar Mohammad

(grandson)

TEAMS

Hanif was the first star of Pakistan cricket, the "Little Master" who played the longest innings in Test history - his 970-minute 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58 - then followed it a year later with the highest first-class innings to that point, 499 run out. With such feats, broadcast on radio, he turned cricket in Pakistan from the preserve of the Lahore educated elite into the mass sport it is today. Although famous for his immaculate defence and never hitting the ball in the air, Hanif could also attack, and was probably the originator of the reverse-sweep. His versatility extended to captaining and keeping wicket, and bowling right- and left-handed in Test cricket. But in addition to being the jack of all trades, he was the master of one.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test55978391533743.9812152400
FC238370441705949952.32556617812
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test55132069511/11/195.002.76206.0000
FC23827661510533/428.493.2752.100
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Hanif Mohammad, Shehzar Mohammad and Shoaib Mohammad
Sachin Tendulkar presents a shield to former Pakistan cricket captain Hanif Mohammad
Sunil Gavaskar and Hanif Mohammad attend the India-Pakistan Test in Bangalore
Hanif Mohammad receiving his medal from Pakistan president
Hanif Mohammad at the Tissot Cup match, 28 Sept 1999, PIA v PNSC
Waheed Mirza (324) and Mansoor Akhtar (224*) pose with Hanif Mohammad