Cricket’s Original ‘Little Master’ Hanif Mohammad Passes Away After A Long Battle With Cancer

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1:50 pm 12 Aug, 2016


The original ‘Little Master’ of cricket, Pakistan’s Hanif Mohammad, passed away on August 11 following a long battle with Lung cancer.

Hanif was diagnosed with Lung cancer back in 2013, following which he had received treatment in London.


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File photo of cricketer Hanif Mohammad. Circle of Cricket

His cancer had relapsed earlier this year, and he was admitted to a hospital in Karachi last week in critical condition. Since then, doctors said his condition had deteriorated and he finally breathed his last on August 11.

Known as the original “Little Master” Hanif was Pakistan’s first Cricket star, who played a total of 55 Test matches, including Pakistan’s first Test match in 1952.


Renowned for his immaculate defensive technique, Hanif scored a total of 3915 runs at an average of 43.98.

He is best known for cricket’s longest Test innings when he was on the crease for a record 970 minutes in a match against Barbados.



The record which was made in 1958 still stands.

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