- MUSHTAQ MOHAMMAD
Mushtaq Mohammad is a Pakistani leg spinner and a right handed batsman who proved to be one of the most successful Pakistani all-rounders. Mushtaq made his First Class debut at the age of just 13 years and went on to score 87 runs and took 5 wickets.
Mushtaq made his test debut at the age of just 15 years and 124 days and was the youngest player to play tests at that time. Mushtaq Mohammad captained Pakistan cricket Team in 19 test matches from 1976-77 and 1978-79.
He is also the only Pakistani player to score a century and take 5 wickets in the same test match twice. With 3643 test runs and 79 test wickets, Mushtaq Mohammad proved to be one of the greatest all-rounders in Pakistan. Mushtaq retired from Test cricket in 1979 and went on to become the coach for Pakistan in 1999 who then went on to reach the finals in that tournament.
– by Shraddha Kejriwal