'Little Master' Hanif Mohammad passes away

KARACHI: Hanif Muhammad has passed away after being revived few hours ago, Spokesperson of Agha Khan Hospital has told media.

Earlier Pakistan's batsman ‘Little Master’ Hanif Mohammad had miraculously returned back to life, it was confirmed by Shoaib Muhammad, Hanif Muhhamad's son. According to family sources, Hanif Mohammad’s heart had stopped working for six minutes after which the doctors had successfully restored his heart beat.

Earlier there was news of his passing away when his heartbeat was not showing on the monitor at the age of 81 today at the Aga Khan Hospital. He was fighting a battle with respiratory complications and congestion for the last three-weeks. 

He was suffering from lung cancer and underwent surgery in London 2013. He was shifted to the ventilator earlier after his health deteriorated.

‘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’.

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