Waqar Hassan, the last surviving member of Pakistan’s first ever Test team passed away in Karachi, aged 87.
A middle order batsman, Waqar was known as an attractive stroke player. He used to be considered as Pakistan’s man of crisis in initial days of the country’s Test cricket. He represented Pakistan in 21 Tests between 1952 and 1959, scoring 1071 runs at an average of 31.50.
Waqar Hassan made his first-class debut at 17 and toured India in 1952 for Pakistan’s first ever series. He also served as a national selector several times after his retirement. He was the chief selector when Pakistan beat India 3–0 at home in 1982-83.