Famous Mohammad family of Pakistan produces a third generation double centurion

Hanif Mohammad's grandson Shehzar scored 265 in a domestic first-class game in Pakistan.

The great Hanif Mohammad would be proud of his grandson Shehzar | Getty

After amassing a brilliant 265 in a domestic first-class game, young batman Shehzar Mohammad became the third generation double centurion from the great Hanif Mohammad's family. 

Shehzar joined his father, grandfather, uncle and two grand-uncles amongst players to have scored a double ton in the family and he can be proud of it. 

The great Hanf, who averaged a fantastic 43.98 in 55 Tests and famously had a highest first-class score of 499, is Shehzar's grandfather. 

While Shehzar's father, Shoaib played 45 Tests and 63 Tests for Pakistan and had a first-class score of 208 to his name, Hanif’s two brothers - Sadiq as well Mushtaq - also had double-hundreds in their careers, as did Imran, Sadiq's son. 

Living up to the level of expectations, which invariably comes because of his last name, must've been tough for Shehzar, who is predominantly a batsman but also bowls off-spin and can do a bit of wicketkeeping. 

Shehzar, 26, playing his 36th first-class game only, made 265 for Karachi Whites against Multan at the Multan Cricket Stadium in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match on Friday, 12 October.

“This is a great moment for everyone in Mohammad family. This shows that cricket runs in our blood, If Hanif sahab were alive today, he would have been very proud," Shoaib Mohammad was quoted saying on GeoTV. 

(Inputs from ICC)


By Kashish Chadha - 13 Oct, 2018

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