Pak’s Oldest Test Cricketer Israr Ali Passes Away


Karachi: Israr Ali, who was a cricketer from Pakistan’s first ever Test squad, has passed away in the place where he grew up of Okara Punjab at 88 years old.

The all-rounder was also was an member from Pakistan’s first Test squad which went to India in 1952.

He also showed up in Born on May 1, 1927 in Jallandhar India, Israr had also played two Tests against Australia in 1959 preceding he finishing his Test vocation with six wickets. The medium pace bowler additionally showed up in 40 1st class matches and got 114 wickets at a average of 22.63 and making 1,130 runs at 20.54.

Aslam Khokhar was Pakistan’s oldest living test cricketer at 91 until he passed away in January 2015.

Cricket historians have noted that Israr s international career came to an abrupt end after a misunderstanding with his captain Abdul Kardar, then the most powerful man in Pakistan cricket.

Israr was Pakistan s oldest living test cricketer and featured for the country in four Tests between 1952 and 1959.

Israr started off his cricket career before partition for Punjab in 1946-47.

Israr in his two tests against Australia gained fame for dismissing opener Les Favell in all four innings, without having any assistance from fielders.

He remained a member of Pakistan s selection committee in 1983-84, before deciding to say goodbye to cricket.