21st December 2018, marks, legendary cricketer Hanif Mohammad, better known as Little Master’s 84th birthday. The Pakistani batsman is famous for having set numerous records in Test cricket, having played the longest innings in history (16 hours). Hanif Mohammad was also 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, dedicating today’s doodle to Hanif Mohammad.
Born in Junagadh, India on this day in 1934, Hanif Mohammad was a cricket enthusiast since birth. Over his international and domestic cricket career, Hanif was considered one of the best batsmen ever to play the sport. The Little Master even surpassed the great Don Bradman’s record for the highest individual innings.
In the past, Google has also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan, Fatima Surayya Bajia amongst a number of international celebrities as well.