Fans are paying tribute to the first captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Abdul Hafeez Kardar, on his 94th birth anniversary, today (Jan 17). World’s largest search engine Google is paying tribute to him by changing logo of search engine Doodle on occasion of Kardar’s 94th Birthday. An image of a batsman playing a stroke on front foot has appeared on the searching site.
Google Pays Tribute to Abdul Hafeez Kardar
Abdul Hafeez Kardar was an international cricketer, who is one of the only three players to have played Test cricket for both India and Pakistan, the other two being Amir Elahi and Gul Mohammad. He became the first captain of the Pakistan cricket team and is widely regarded as a father figure of Pakistan’s cricket. He received the Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan in 1958.
Kardar was born in a famous Kardar Arain family of Lahore, Punjab in 1925. Kardar captained Pakistan against all the Test playing nations of the day, and achieved an unparalleled distinction of leading his team to victory against each of them, which was remarkable for a nascent cricketing nation. Especially famous was the series-levelling victory achieved touring England in 1954 at The Oval. Kardar and his men also created history by winning the first-ever and only Test against Australia in Karachi in 1957.
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17 November, 2019