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Khalid Wazir passes away

5th May 1954: Khalid Wazir (1936 – ) played for Pakistan (1954) cricket team. (Photo by L. Blandford/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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Former Pakistan Test player, Khalid Wazir, has passed away aged 84. He played two Tests in 1954 and was struggling because of prolonged illness

Son of former India Test cricketer – Syed Wazir Ali – Khalid Wazir made his debut against England at Lord’s in 1954. He managed to garner just 14 runs from his two games and featured in 18 first-class games, where he made 271 runs in addition to picking up 14 wickets.

Wazir was picked for Pakistan after just two first-class matches but never played first-class cricket after the tour, ending his career at the age of 19. His finest performance came against East Lancashire in the Lancashire league where he bagged 5 for 57. He was born in Jalandhar in 1936 and breathed his last in Chester.