The oldest living cricketer of Pakistan dies


WEB DESK: Former all-rounder Israr Ali, the oldest living cricketer of Pakistan, has died at the age of 88 today in his hometown, Okara. He was born in Jalandhar, India, on 1st May, 1927.

He played four test matches from 1952 to 1959. He was the member of first Pakistan test team squad who played against India in India and won the first test match in 1952-53 but only played two matches on that tour.

Ali started his career playing from Punjab in 1946-47 before the partition of India and Pakistan. He played 40 first class matches and took 122 wickets at the average of 22.63 and scored 1130 runs at the average of 20.54.

 

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