KARACHI – Pakistan’s oldest living Test cricketer Imtiaz Ahmed passed away at 88 in Lahore on Saturday.
Imtiaz was reportedly suffering from chest infection. He was Pakistan’s first regular wicket-keeper and represented the country between 1952 and 1962 in a total 41 Tests.
He scored 2,079 runs at an average of 29. He was also a part of 77 dismissals behind the stumps. His best score is 209 which he made against New Zealand in 1955 at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Imtiaz was part of the of the first official Pakistan Test team, under country’s first-ever five-day captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar and made his Test debut in 1952.
He kicked off his career as an opener but later turned to a lower order batting position due to the duty behind the wickets.
Imtiaz also played 180 first-class games and scored 10,391 runs. His best score in first-class cricket is 300 not out.