Hanif Muhammad’s condition worsens at hospital

Karachi: Pakistan’s former ace batsman ‘Little Master’ Hanif Muhammad has been shifted onto a ventilator on Monday after he faced problems in his respiratory system.

He is going through his cancer treatment at the Agha Khan Hospital Karachi.

The former cricketer, who has been suffering from lung cancer for a long time, was admitted to the hospital on July 31 after a two-week-long battle with the respiratory problems and congestion, the doctors said.

After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013, Hanif underwent surgery in London, which helped him improve.

As far as his career is concerned, Hanif played 55 Test matches for Pakistan between 1952-53 and 1969-70 with an average of 43.98 comprising twelve hundreds and a triple century, 337 runs. Moreover, at his peak he was considered to be one of the best batsmen in the world.

Some days ago, one of his children complained to media that Pakistan Cricket Board was not assisting them in case of Hanif Muhammad. And Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had taken the notice over his illness and offered him financial grant for medical treatment.