Khalid Wazir was the second youngest cricketer in the country when he made his debut against England at Lord’s. Hanif Mohammad made his debut at a younger age. Pakistan’s veteran cricketer Khalid Wazir has died of old age. Wazir, who played two Tests for Pakistan, died at the age of 84 in Chester, UK.
Pakistan played its first Test in 1952. It was a five-match series on Indian soil. Pakistan played its second Test series in its history in 1954 after India. The series was on English soil. Wazir was a member of that group. He made his Test debut at Lord’s with the first Test of the series.
Wazir played two Tests in that series. But he could not take advantage. Wazir scored only 14 runs in 3 innings. But Pakistan drew 1-1 with England in that four-match series. So that series is written in golden letters in the history of Pakistan cricket. It was a lot to draw Pakistan’s series against a strong team like England at that time.
Wazir got a chance in the national team after playing only two first-class matches in the Y series. In the end, he scored 261 runs and took 14 wickets with the bat in 16 first-class matches. Wazir has not been named in the national team since the historic series against England. And now Khalid wazir died at the age of 84.