Google pays tribute to Pakistan's legendary cricketer Hanif Mohammad

11:42 AM | 21 Dec, 2018
Google pays tribute to Pakistan's legendary cricketer Hanif Mohammad
ISLAMABAD – The largest internet search engine, Google on Friday paid tribute to Pakistan's legendary cricketer Little Master Hanif Mohammad with its doodle feature on his 84th birthday which is celebrated on December 21.

Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls 'doodles'.

Hanif Mohammad, also known as "The Original Little Master," set numerous records in Test cricket—the sport’s highest level. He played the longest innings in history (16 hours), and was the first Pakistani player to score a triple century.

"Hanif and his record-breaking athleticism are even credited with helping popularize cricket in Pakistan,” Google wrote.

Hanif Mohammad was born on December 21, 1934 in the Indian city of Junagadh.

He came from a family of cricketers, which included brothers Raees Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad and Shoaib Mohammad. His son Shoaib also played cricket on a national level. His grandson Shehzar Mohammad also played first class cricket.

He played for Bahawalpur, Karachi and the Pakistan International Airlines. He made his international debut against India in New Delhi in 1952 and played the last game of his career against New Zealand in Karachi in 1969.

Mohammad played 55 test matches for Pakistan and scored 3,915 runs. He became the first

Pakistani batsman to score a triple century in test cricket as he scored 337 runs against the West Indies in Barbados.

He scored 17,059 runs in 238 first class games with 499 runs being his highest score.

The batsman also captained Pakistan in 11 test matches. He was also a bowler as well as a wicket keeper. He passed away on August 11, 2016 in Karachi.