Mohammad Munaf, a former fast bowler of the Pakistan team, has passed away at the age of 84 years. Mohammed Munaf breathed his last in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Mohammad Munaf was living here after taking retirement from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The PCB has also expressed grief over his death.
Right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Munaf received training from the historic Sindh Madressatul Islam School. Little Master Hanif Mohammad also studied from the same school and later both became Pakistan teammates. The surprising thing is that Mohammad Munaf was born on 2 November 1935 in Bombay (now Mumbai). After the partition of the country, he moved to Pakistan with his family.
Mohammad Munaf made an international debut in 1959 for the Pakistan national team. He played his first Test match against Australia in 1959 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Mohammad Munaf, who played only 4 Test matches in his career, took 11 wickets while bowling in 7 innings of Test cricket. In 1962, Munaf played the last Test match against the England team. Munaf had also served for a long time in PIA, a government aviation company in Pakistan.
According to Pakistan media, Mohammad Munaf said goodbye to the world on Tuesday 28 January in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Apart from playing 4 Test matches for Pakistan, Mohammad Munaf has also played 71 first class matches. In these matches, he took 128 wickets in his name.