The ICC T20 World Cup has started. Mard will start his campaign with a match against arch-rivals Pakistan. October 24 will be the date when both the neighboring countries will face each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and will give each other a thorny competition.
With the Test match held in Delhi in 1952, there were a lot of matches between the two countries, the special thing is that there are three players who played international cricket for both India and Pakistan. This happened because after the partition of India in 1947, some players had gone to Pakistan.
So let us tell you today about those three players who played cricket for both India and Pakistan. First of all we will talk about Abdul Hafeez Kardar who is considered as the father of Pakistan cricket.
Born on 17 January 1925 in Lahore, undivided India, AH Kardar is one of the three cricketers who played Test cricket for both India and Pakistan. Kardar played domestic cricket for several teams such as Oxford University, Northern India and Muslims. After this, Kardar was included in the Indian team that played Test against England.
Kardar played international cricket for both India and Pakistan. He played 3 test matches for India before partition and 23 test matches for Pakistan after partition in 1947. In the first 23 Test matches of Pakistan, Kardar captained the team. Kardar played his last Test match against West Indies in 1958. The special thing is that under his captaincy, he got Pakistan to win against every team playing Test. In 26 Test matches, Kardar scored 927 runs at an average of 23.76 and took 21 wickets.
Amir Elahi’s name is also recorded among the players who have played international cricket for both India and Pakistan. She started her career as a skin talker on the medium. But later he became a leg spinner. He played the only Test for India in 1947 against Australia in Sydney. Then after partition, he moved to Pakistan and made his Test debut for the Pakistan team in 1952.
Now let’s talk about Gul Mohammad, he also participated in seven Test matches for India. During this, he also played 2 test matches against the Pakistan team. Then Gul Mohammad decided to settle in Pakistan in 1955. After this, he also became part of the Pakistan team in the 1956 Test match against Australia in Karachi, which Pakistan won by 9 wickets. This match against Australia proved to be Gul Mohammad’s last international match.
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