Pakistan first test batsman /Waqar Hasan : Forgotten heroes of Pakistan Cricket


Like And subscribe my channel Waqar Hasan (Urdu: وقارحسن‎; born 12 September 1932, Amritsar) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 21 Tests from 1952 to 1959. An “attractive stroke-making right-handed batsman, who was ideal in a crisis”,[1] Waqar Hasan played in Pakistan’s first 18 Tests, including its first five victories In Pakistan’s first Test series, against India in 1952–53, he was the highest scorer on either side, with 357 runs at an average of 44.62 He played first-class cricket in Pakistan from 1949 to 1966, with a highest score of 201 not out for L. W. Cannon’s XI against He played first-class cricket in Pakistan from 1949 to 1966 He captained Karachi Blues to victory in the final of the 1963–64 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Imtiaz Ahmed says in an interview.We were paid a pittance for Test matches. Initially it was Rs 50 per day, but that was later reduced to Rs 15. The board didn’t give us a reason for that. Tom Graveney was my favourite cricketer. He had a very graceful style and it was a pleasure to watch him bat. For the last 15 years, I have spent my summers in London. My son, the MD of National Masala, looks after the business. However, when in Pakistan, I go to the office almost daily My first business venture, in the early ’60s, was in textile machinery. We used to do requisitions and purchase, and had local agencies for some of the world’s top textile manufacturing companies Then I started with National Foods, a spice company. We have two factories in Karachi and one in Lahore I was the captain of the school team when we won the local schools tournament, defeating the prestigious Aitchison College – the Eton of Pakistan – in the final My photo appeared in the newspapers and the headmaster wrote on my school-leaving certificate: “I see a future Pakistan cricketer in this boy.” At home, we had a big lawn and I played with my elder brothers. In our locality, in Chauburji, Lahore, there was a good team, and at school, our headmaster was a great lover of the game.

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