Pakistan cricket, on Saturday, lost its oldest living Test player Imtiaz Ahmed after he passed away in Lahore following a protracted illness.
The death of Imtiaz leaves former batsman Waqar Hasan, who now lives in London, as the lone survivor from the Pakistan team’s first Test tour to India in 1952-53.
The family members informed that Imtiaz had complained of breathing problems and was rushed to the hospital, where he breathed his last, having suffered a chest infection.
Imtiaz was a member of the Pakistan squad that went on a maiden Test tour to India in October 1952. He went on to play in 41 Tests as wicketkeeper-batsman, scoring 2079 runs that included 209 against New Zealand in 1955 in Lahore.
This year Pakistan lost two other members of the squad that went to India in Hanif Muhammad and Israr Ali.