Former Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad was laid to rest on Friday in Karachi s society graveyard loacted on Tariq Road. The funeral prayer was attended by a large number of people which include former cricketers, politicians and locals. Hanif Mohammad, who compiled the longest innings in Test history, died Thursday in a Karachi hospital after a prolonged illness, doctors said. The 81-year-old was famous for his dogged batting in Pakistan’s nascent years in international cricket, having opened as a schoolboy for the country’s first Test against India in Delhi in 1952.
Short in stature Mohammad — one of four brothers who played for Pakistan and a former national team captain — hit 337 in a marathon and still unsurpassed 970-minute stay at the crease against the West Indies in Barbados in 1958.