LAHORE (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday announced that the federal government would bear all expenses to be incurred on the medical treatment of ailing legend cricketer Hanif Muhammad.
“We will leave no stone unturned for the treatment of Hanif Muhammad,” the prime minister said in a statement issued by the PM House.
He prayed for early recovery of the legend cricketer. The prime minister said Hanif Muhammad played remarkable services for cricket in Pakistan as well as the promotion of the game in the country.
The 81-year-old was hospitalised early Sunday due to complications from a recurring cancer disease.
Hanif represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, scoring 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98.
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).
The veteran was also named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.