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Google honours Hashim Khan, the legendary Pakistani squash player

Google is paying tribute to the legendary Pakistani squash player Hashim Khan today with a fascinating doodle.

On this day in 1951, Khan won the British Open Squash Championships that moved him towards the status of an international icon.

He won the British Open Squash Championships a total of seven times, from 1951 to 1956, and then again in 1958. Khan was the elder of the Khan squash family, which has dominated the squash courts from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Doodle is displaying a GIFx clip showing legendary Hashim Khan playing strokes in a Squash Court.

His magnificent career earned him a spot in the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, Khan won seven British Opens, five British Professional Championships, three U.S. Opens, and three Canadian Opens.

Hashim Khan was known for his sportsmanship spirit. He always showed respect for other players as he allowed his opponents to leave the court first.



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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