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Hanif Mohammad back to life after his heartbeat stopped for 6 minutes

Hanif Mohammad
Hanif Mohammad of Pakistan. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Legendary Pakistan Test batsman Hanif Mohammad’s heart started to function again after he lost his heartbeat for about six minutes. He was earlier admitted to a hospital after suffering from respiratory problems.

Hanif was put on the ventilator as his condition has deteriorated. His son, Test player, Shoaib Mohammad said his father’s condition had deteriorated since Sunday. “He is now on a ventilator and in intensive care unit,” Shoaib said earlier. “He is facing respiratory complications due to his lung cancer.”

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A major section after receiving the news that his heart had stopped beating already posted condolence messages but a few cricketers and Pakistani media soon clarified the news on Twitter and said that the ‘Little Master’ was still alive.

“All family members are currently in the hospital, and all I urge is for people to pray for his well-being. I hope his condition gets well soon,” he added.

Hanif, 82, was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. He had to undergo chemotherapy and surgery for the cancer in 2013 in London.

Also read – 15 Interesting facts about Hanif Mohammad – The Timeless Little Master

Hanif, who was born in Junagarh state, appeared in 55 Tests for his country and earned the status of a superstar cricketer due to his extraordinary batting exploits.

He was a member of Pakistan’s first touring Test squad that went to India in 1954-55. In 1958-59, Hanif surpassed Sir Don Bradman’s record for the highest individual first-class innings where he scored 499 runs before being run-out attempting his 500th run.

He scored 3915 runs from his 97 innings at an average of 43.98 with 12 three figure scores and 15 half-centuries. He still holds the record for highest score (337) in an innings by a Pakistani batsman, followed by Inzamamul Haq (329) and Younus Khan (313). He was also named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

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