`Litter Master' Hanif Muhammad Passed Away In Karachi

`Litter Master' Hanif Muhammad passed away in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - 11th August, 2016) : Legendary Pakistani cricketer, also famous as `Litter Master' Hanif Muhammad, has passed away at Agha Khan hospital in Karachi on Thursday. The legendary Pakistani cricketer was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago and underwent surgery in London which helped bring it under control but the cancer spread with time and it has been reappeared, ptv news reported quoting spokesperson of Agha Khan Hospital.

Hanif Mohammad was shifted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a local hospital in Karachi on Monday after deterioration in his health. Doctors said his condition was critical when he was taken to a private hospital on July 31. Muhammad was the first star of Pakistan cricket, he played his first test match against India in 1952. He played unforgetful innings against West Indies in 1957 in which he scored 337 runs.

During his peak days, Hanif was considered one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in the world. `Little Master' was Born on Dec 21, 1934, in Junagarh. He played 55 Test matches for Pakistan between 1952 and 1969, averaging a fine 43.98 comprising twelve hundreds. He played the longest inning and all his strokes were considered to be masterly textbook strokes, which earned him the name of `little cricket master'.