Former Pakistani cricketer Israr Ali, who was the country’s oldest living Test cricketer, has passed away at the age of 88. Ali an all-rounder was a member of Pakistan’s first Test squad which went to India in 1952 and played two tests. He also appeared in Pakistan’s first test 60 years ago. He passed away in his hometown Okara in Punjab province.
He was a southpaw medium fast bowler who ended his test career with six wickets and also appeared in 40 first class matches and claimed 114 wickets at an average of 22.63 and making 1,130 runs at 20.54.
He also remained a member of Pakistan’s selection committee in 1983-84, before deciding to say good bye to cricket.