Hanif Mohammad’s condition worsens

Former Pakistan batsman has been put on ventilator, according to family members

Nabeel Hashmi August 08, 2016
Hanif Mohammad. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer Hanif Mohammad has been put on ventilator as his condition has deteriorated, according to family members.

According to his son Shoaib Mohammad, the veteran was recovering during the past two days, but his condition worsened suddenly.

“My father [Hanif] is currently on ventilator as his vitals were going down, therefore his doctors decided to put him there,” Shoaib told The Express Tribune.

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“All family members are currently in the hospital, and all I urge is for people to pray for his well-being. I hope his condition gets well soon,” he added.

The 81-year-old was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi last month due to respiratory complications after being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.

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Born in Junagadh, Hanif represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, scoring 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98. He still holds the record for highest score (337) in an innings by a Pakistani batsman, followed by Inzamamul Haq (329) and Younus Khan (313). He was also named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.


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