One of Pakistan’s best ever batsmen, Hanif Mohammad has passed away at the age of 81. There was an unfortunate confusion earlier in social media over his passing away but now it’s been confirmed by all the leading news channels and papers. Hanif was shifted to the ventilator a couple of days ago after his health deteriorated but passed away in Aga Khan Hospital.
He had been fighting with respiratory problems since a few months and was admitted to Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi a month back.
It is not the first time that Hanif was ill with a life-threatening disease. In 2013, the legendary Pakistani batsman was down with lung cancer. He had to go to London to receive treatment and returned back fully fit.
There were so many unique attributes about Hanif. He could bowl with both his arms and also did wicket-keeping earlier at a professional level.
Hanif has a batting record which many batsmen would fail to achieve. He was also part of the Pakistan team that toured India in 1954-55. He played 55 Tests for Pakistan. The cricketing world still remembers his 337 runs against the West Indies in 1957-58, which is also the longest innings in Test history.