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Waqar Hassan, last surviving member of Pakistan’s first ever Test team of 1952, passes away

Waqar Hassan scored 1071 runs in 35 Test innings, an average of 31.50, and hit a century and six half-centuries.

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Waqar Hasan, the last surviving member of Pakistan’s first-ever Test team, which played India in Delhi in October 1952, passes away in Karachi at the age of 87.

A middle-order batsman went on to play 21 Test matches during the course of a first-class career that spanned more than a decade and a half, from 1948-49 to 1965-66.

Waqar Hassan scored 1071 runs in 35 Test innings, an average of 31.50, and hit a century and six half-centuries. His first-class average was 35.64.

His first outing in Test cricket was not that promising, as he scored 8 and 5 in an innings defeat, but he became Pakistan’s highest run maker by the end of the five-Test series with 357 runs at an average of 44.62, including three half-centuries.

He also served as the chief selector for PCB in 1982-83.

Christopher Martin-Jenkins writes about Waqar Hassan in the World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996), saying, “Waqar Hassan was an attractive stroke maker, who was ideal in a crisis and a fine field either at the cover or further out”.

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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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