A H Kardar - A cricketer and captain in classic mould
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Abdul Hafeez Kardar, who passed away on Sunday morning (April 21, 1996) in his sleep apparently of heart failure in the city of his birth, will be remembered by the cricket followers as one of the two finest captains that Pakistan has been fortunate to have produced, the other being Imran Khan.

 

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Hanif Mohammad - His Defence was Impenetrable
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Towards the end of last year, Hanif Mohammed, Pakistan Test cricket's sheet anchor of the fifties and sixties, published his autobiography Playing for Pakistan.

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Fazal Mahmood - A Player and a gentleman
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I called Fazal Mahmood from Karachi for an appointment. Fazal lives in Lahore. Famous for cricKet, Fazal has been in the police force. He retired 1987 as DIG. He readily agreed to interview on a Friday, with the rider that I was to have lunch at his Fazal street residence, off Aliama Iqbal Road.

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Imtiaz Ahmed - Long Triumph Innings
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Imtiaz Ahmad belongs to that genre of cricketers who provided leadership in building a strong national edifice of the game in the early years.

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Majid Khan - Fearless batting at its best
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Born on 28 September 1946 in Ludhiana, in the state of Punjab in India, Khan grew up in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab in Pakistan.

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Mushtaq Mohammad - A smart cricketer
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Mushtaq Mohammad (Urdu: مشتاق محمد‎; born 22 November 1943) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 57 Tests and 10 ODIs from 1959 to 1979.

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Asif Iqbal - One of the best all rounder
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For spectators in England in the late 1960s and the 1970s there were few more enjoyable sights than a big innings from Asif Iqbal.

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Wasim Bari - Winning Streak
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AS I ENTER HIS OFFICE, I see a busy Wasim Bari issuing instructions on the phone. He is General Manager, Passenger Sales for Pakistan International Airlines. Back from a stint in Tokyo as in charge of the Japanese and Korean sectors, Bari is imbued with oriental charm.

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Imran Khan - A dazzling 21-year career
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Imran Khan's announcement to retire, made known early in October 1992, though expected at a cricketer's age of 40, stunned the sporting world since he had not given an inkling of the decision in the country before he left with a team for North America.

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Javed Miandad - Farewell Game in Karachi
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Javed Miandad played his last international match in Karachi to help Pakistan record a comfortable and popular victory against England.

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Zaheer Abbas - Hero Worship
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In the mould of the greats of the golden era, Zaheer Abbas was a stylish, elegant batsman.

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Sarfraz Nawaz - Master of reverse swing
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A brief survey of the career of the mercurial fast-medium bowler Sarfraz Nawaz could do worse than concentrate on his performances on Pakistan's tour of Australia in 1978/79.

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Abdul Qadir - Hero Worship
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On his bowling action, Abdul Qadir had the air of a shaman about to conjure up something particularly devilish. Richie Benaud, himself a noted practitioner of the art of leg-spin, described it this way: "He bowls, and bowls again".

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Wasim Akram - Purveyor of Pace
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Wasim Akram is arguably the most valuable cricketer of his generation.

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Waqar Younis - Most lethal bowler in cricket today
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With the arguable exception of Shane Wame' flipper, Waqar's inswinging yorker is the game's most lethal weapon, The Sunday Times Wrote today.

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Saeed Anwar - Mastreo of strokes
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Saeed Anwar (Urdu: سعید انور‎; born 6 September 1968, Karachi) is a former Pakistani opening batsman and occasional Slow left arm orthodox bowler who played international cricket between 1989 and 2003. He played 55 Test matches scoring 4052 with the help of eleven centuries, averaged 45.52. In 247 One Day Internationals (ODIs) he made 8824 runs at the average of 39.21. He made twenty centuries in ODIs which are more than any other Pakistani batsmen in this format.

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Inzamam ul Haq - Classic batsman of all situations
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Inzamam-ul-Haq born 3 March 1970 also known as Inzy, was a Pakistani cricketer. He was one of the great cricketers Pakistan has produced.
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Saqlain Mushtaq - Pioneer of Doosra
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In 1998/99 Pakistan made their first Test tour to India since 1986/87. Indeed, the two sides had not played each other in Test cricket since India's tour of Pakistan in 1989/90.

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Imran Khan - The One and Only
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Imran Khan made it into the 1971 side to England primarily because of his connections rather than pure merit.

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