When a cake-maker goofed up Hanif Mohammad's Test score

Updated: Dec 24, 2015, 09:27 IST | Bipin Dani |

The original Little Master, Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad, celebrated his 81st birthday on Monday in great style; However, what impressed Hanif was the cake, a major goof-up by the cake-maker notwithstanding

The original Little Master, Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad, celebrated his 81st birthday on Monday in great style.

Hanif Mohammad
Hanif Mohammad

Hanif's wife Shamshad organised the party at their residence in Karachi where in four Pakistani skippers — Misbah Ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez — attended the party.

Hanif's daughter Seema Syed, who flew down from London for the special occasion, gifted her father an expensive high-end perfume.

However, what impressed Hanif the most was the specially-designed cake, a major goof-up by the cake-maker notwithstanding. "Yes, the cake was ordered by my daughter.

Hanif Mohd's birthday cake
Hanif Mohd's birthday cake

It resembled a green pitch with a bat, ball and a pair of pads. The cake also had my highest scores in Test and first-class (499 runs for Karachi vs Bhawalpur in 1959) cricket.

It's 337 not 377
"Unfortunately, the cake-maker wrote 377 instead of 337 which is my highest Test score (against West Indies at Bridgetown in 1958)," Hanif said.

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