Shoaib Mohammad (center) son of legendary Pakistan cricketer Hanif Mohmmad, attends his father's funeral in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday. Pic/AP
Pakistani fans and relatives carry the coffin of former Pakistan cricketer Hanif Mohammad during his funeral in Karachi on Friday. Pic/AFP
Hanif's brother Mushtaq Muhammad, also a former Pakistan captain, said that Hanif had been one of the pillars of Pakistan cricket in its formative years and should be remembered for his achievements.
Hanif Mohammad was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and went to London for surgery and treatment and returned home well but his condition deteriorated in time as the cancer had spread with time. He was admitted to hospital on July 30 with respiratory complications which eventually led to his passing away.
Hanif, 81, passed away on Thursday at a Karachi hospital after a long battle with lung cancer and other related complications.
Short in stature, Hanif Mohammad hit 337 in a marathon and still unsurpassed 970-minute stay at the crease against the West Indies in Barbados in 1958. That record earned Mohammad the nickname of the 'Little Master'.
The English, British and Pakistani flags are pictured flying at half mast in memory of Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad who died Thursday at the age of 81, during play on the second day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on Friday.
Pakistan's former captain and legendary batsman Hanif Muhammad's final journey on Friday was attended by former cricketers, politicians and fans. We have the pictures...
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