Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Former Pakistan Pacer Khan Mohammad Died

Pakistani cricket fans were excited with the seemingly victory for Pakistan in the first test against Sri Lanka (though they lost the last in the end), when Pakistan cricket lost one of its former star Khan Mohammad. An inspirational pacer from Pakistan’s first test squad dating back to 1952, Khan Mohammad died on Sunday after struggling with prostate cancer.


Khan Mohammad became the first test wicket taker for Pakistan when he dismissed Indian batsman Pankaj Roy for seven in the first test of the country. Mohammad took 54 wickets from 13 test matches and along with Fazal Mahmood formed one of the most successful pace attack for Pakistan.


PCB chief Ijaz Butt expressed his mourn for the death of Khan Mohammad and said “Cricket lost another valuable asset.” No doubt, Mohammad was an excellent bowler and Pakistan cricket has lost one of its great star.


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