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Maqsood Ahmed
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Maqsood Ahmed

Pakistan
Maqsood Ahmed

INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1955

Full Name

Maqsood Ahmed

Born

March 26, 1925, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Died

January 04, 1999, Rawalpindi, Punjab, (aged 73y 284d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test162715079919.50023130
FC8513110381514431.52622470
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test161546219132/122/3763.662.48154.00000
FC85793834551247/3927.862.6164.0061
Maqsood Ahmed - Portrait
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Maqsood Ahmed attacking
Maqsood Ahmed attacking
Maqsood Ahmed
Maqsood Ahmed - Portrait
The Pakistan squad for the Trent Bridge Test of 1954
The Pakistan squad at Lord's