Who was the greatest and most talented batsman of Pakistan's history of cricket?
Hanif Mohammad 21 December 1934 – 11 August 2016) was a Pakistani cricketer. He played for the Pakistani cricket team in 55 Test matches between the 1952–53 season and the 1969–70 season. He averaged 43.98 scoring twelve centuries. At his peak, he was considered one of the best batsmen in the world despite playing at a time when Pakistan played very little Test cricket; Hanif played just 55 Test matches in a career spanning 17 years. In his obituary by ESPNcricinfo, he was honoured as the original Little Master, a title later assumed by Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. He was the first Pakistani to score a triple hundred in a test match.
17 years of his career he played 55 Test Matches, unfortunately at that time Cricket was played less than today, or else we would have seen more of his brilliant batting and records
The highest of Hanif’s Test centuries was a famous 337 made against West Indies in a six-day test at Bridgetown in 1957/58. After Pakistan found itself following on from a first-innings deficit of 473 runs on the afternoon of the third day, Hanif spent more than sixteen hours at the crease compiling his runs, allowing Pakistan to draw the game.It remains the longest innings in Test history (and stood as the longest in all first-class cricket for over 40 years). It was the only Test match instance of a triple century in a team’s second innings until it was equaled by New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum against India in 2014.Displays such as this earned him the nickname “Little Master”.
Also 499 in First Class cricket remained the highest run till Brain Lara broke it.
and Among the given Option undoubtedly
The Karachi StreetFighter
This person average in Test match never fell below 50.
That Sharjah final when he hit 6 in last ball when 4 runs were needed of 1 ball, actually people talk only about his 6 of last ball. He actually played whole innings by himself, no other batsman stood with him, he was literally begging batsman on the other end to stay just stay with him and he will do the rest. Srikanth said in his interview.
that scorecard shows the brilliance of his cricketer. Single handedly he hand so much confidence in himself. He knew that day no one can beat him.
Worldcup Semi Final against New Zealand, Martin Crowe Century got them to high target at that time. Though Inzamam played the innings of his life and overshadow this man who stood at one end and kept going
57 runs not out, he came in crease he Pakistan needed 180 plus runs in 35 overs.
Also in Final, the whole world remember the Imran khan 72 runs, first he took his time and later he covered up and Wasim Akram that magic spell with he got two in two balls eliminating Lamb and Lewis but Javed Maindad contribution was equally important. He had fever that day and after lose of two quick wickets he and Imran khan builded up the winning partnership.
Unfortunately with him Pakistan batting talents was over, though there were some talents but they became the victims of PCB politics.