‘Little Master’ miraculously beats death!
Karachi: Pakistan cricket team former Test Captain, the ‘Little Master’ Hanif Muhammad was pronounced dead by doctors, but his heartbeat revived after 6 minutes.
Some days ago, he had been shifted to ventilator because he was having pain in chest and trouble in respiratory system.
Hanif Muhammad is suffering from kidney cancer and being treated in Karachi’s Agha Khan Hospital.
Later, his son Shaoiab Muhammad, also a former national Test Cricketer, told a media house that he was informed by a friend present at the hospital, that his father had passed away. He said he was at home at that time and was ready to visit his father when doctors called him and told that his father, Hanif Muhammad, was still alive. Shoaib Muhammad later thanked Allah and said his family was very pleased on this news.
Earlier, Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif had announced that federal government would bear all medical expenses of the ailing cricketer.
Moreover, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ai Shah had also visited him at the hospital and presented a cheque worth one million rupees.
The cricket legend holds the record of the longest innings in Test history – his 970-minute 337 against West Indies in 1957-58.
The ‘Little Master’ Hanif Muhammad was known for his defensive batting but could also attack when the situation called for it.
He is known as the originator of the reverse-sweep.
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 scored 12 centuries during his illustrious career and was the 5th Captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team.