Legendary Pakistan Test batsman Hanif Mohammad miraculously came back to life, confirmed son Shoaib Mohammad to Express Tribune.
This after several Pakistani media outlets reported the death of Hanif, who’s being treated at a hospital in Karachi.
The former Pakistani captain is battling for his life after being put on a ventilator at the Aga Khan hospital in Karachi.
Admitted to the hospital since late last month due to respiratory problems, his son, Test player, Shoaib Mohammad said his father’s condition had deteriorated last week.
“He is now on a ventilator and in intensive care unit,? Shoaib said. “He is facing respiratory complications due to his lung cancer,” he said.
Known as the little master for his batting skills, Hanif was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and had travelled to London for surgery and treatment and returned home well.
But Shoaib said the cancer had spread with time.
Hanif was a member of Pakistan’s first touring Test squad that went to India in 1954-55 and went on to play 55 Tests scoring a memorable 337 runs against the West Indies in 1957-58.
It remains the longest innings in Test history (and stood as the longest in all first-class cricket for over 40 years).