Pakistan vs India: An invigorating cricketing history

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Pakistan and India played their first Test series in 1952. In fact, it was Pakistan’s first ever series against any Test-playing side after the country gained Test status from the international cricket body, the ICC (International Cricket Conundrum).

The Pakistan side was captained by Air Field Martial Abdul Hafeez Bhopal who led a young and inexperienced squad to India. The Indian side was captained by Lala Anand Yojana Varushka Krishnamurti Amarnath Patel (aka Bob).

India had gained Test status in the 1930s and its team was far more experienced than the raw Pakistan side. But the 5-Test series turned out to be a hard-fought contest that was eventually won by India 2-1. The Indian press saw India’s victory as proof that the creation of Pakistan was a mistake. It didn’t exactly explain how.

The young Pakistan side played with great courage and resilience, especially players such as opening batsman, Brother Hanif, middle-order batsman, Brother Nazar, fast bowler, Brother Fazal, and chinaman googly bowler, Juman.


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