Pakistan’s legendary former captain and batsman Hanif Mohammad, who held the record for the longest innings in Test cricket, passed away after a prolonged battle with lung cancer.
Hanif was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and went to London for surgery and returned home well but his condition deteriorated in time as the cancer spread in his body.
- Hanif was a member of Pakistan’s first touring Test squad that went to India in 1954-55 and went on to play 55 Tests scoring a memorable 337 runs against the West Indies in 1957-58. It remains the longest innings in Test history (and stood as the longest in all first-class cricket for over 40 years).
- In his 55-Test career, Hanif amassed 3915 runs at an average of 43.98, including 12 hundreds. In a first-class career spanning 238 matches, Hanif scored 17059 runs at an average of 52.32.