Karachi India's oldest living Test cricketer, Khan Mohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim, died in Karachi on Monday at the age of 88.
The secretary of the Karachi City Cricket Association, Siraj-ul-Islam Bukhari said on Monday that Ibrahim, who ran his own business in Karachi's posh locality of PECHS till few years back, died after a prolonged illness.
"He was out of touch with cricket for some years now. But in the 60s and 70s used to come to watch the matches," Bukhari said.
LOSS OF A LEGEND: Ibrahim ran his own business in Karachi's posh locality of PECHS till few years back.
Ibrahim played four Tests for India against West Indies in 1948-49 at home and opened the innings with Vinoo Mankad.
But after an auspicious start of 85 and 44 he failed to score in his next six innings and retired in 1951-52.
Ibrahim played for Mumbai and scored heavily for them in the Ranji Trophy in 1948-49.
He scored 1171 runs in 1947-48 with four hundreds, a record that won him the Indian Cricketer of the Year award for the season.