Gul Mohammad

Gul Mohammad

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:This article is about the cricket player, for the Guantanamo detainee see Mohammad Gul.

Gul Mohammad , sometimes referred to as Gul Mahomed, (October 15, 1921, Lahore – May 8, 1992, Lahore) played Test cricket for India and Pakistan.

Gul Mohammad was a small man who stood only 5' 5, but a brilliant attacking left-handed batsman and fine fielder in the covers. He made his first class debut at the age of 17 and hit 95 in his first match in the Bombay Pentangular. In 1942/43, he scored 144 for Bijapur Famine XI against Bengal Cyclone XI and added 302 with Vijay Hazare. On a slow, flat wicket, the first innings of the two teams added up to 1376 runs.

Gul Mohammad's most famous innings is the 319 that he scored for Baroda against Holkar in the final of the 1946/47 Ranji Trophy . Gul joined Vijay Hazare with the score at 91 for 3 and when he was out 533 minutes later, they had added 577 runs, then a world record for any wicket in first class cricket. Hazare scored 288 in ten and a half hours. During the course of the innings, they bettered the Indian record of 410 between Lala Amarnath and Rusi Modi and the world record of 574* by Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott.

Gul Mohammad toured England in 1946 and Australia in 1947/48 and played Test matches without much success. He highest score was 34 in the second innings at Adelaide while Hazare was scoring his second hundred of the match at the other end. In 1952/53, he played for India in two Tests of Pakistan's first series. For...
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