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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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