World is observing 84th birth anniversary of ‘little master’ and Legendary, Pakistani batsman Hanif Mohammad as Search engine Google on Friday (Dec 21) released a doodle to mark his contributions.
“Today’s Doodle celebrates cricketer Hanif Mohammad, also known as ‘The Original Little Master’. The Pakistani batsman set numerous records in Test cricket — the sport’s highest level,” Google said in its post describing the legendary Pakistani batsman. “He and his record-breaking athleticism are even credited with helping popularise cricket in Pakistan,” the post said of the ‘Little Master’.
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. 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.
He was born in Born in Junagadh, India on this day in 1934. He excelled as a batsman, and after relocating to Pakistan at the age of thirteen, he was mentored by Abdul Aziz, a famous cricket player who recognized his potential.He played 55 Test matches for Pakistan with 11 of them as team captain — and scored a total of 3,915 runs. Following his retirement, he took up the position of Pakistan’s batting consultant in 2002.
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17 November, 2019