Have you ever imagined someone declared dead and comes back to life? This has actually happened with the Legendary Pakistani batsman Hanif Muhammad, who was declared clinically dead and came back to life in six minutes on Thursday within hours later, succumbed to lung cancer.
Shoaib Muhammad, Hanif’s son, had earlier briefed the press that his father passed away after losing a long battle with life as he was ailing from various ailments. Hanif was surviving on a ventilator.
Being a legendry player of the country, the fans, well-wisher along with the family were consoling each other, until someone informed six minutes later, that Hanif had not passed away and was alive.
“His heartbeat had stopped for six minutes but the doctors managed to revive his heartbeat back,” Shoaib said.
“God has given him a second chance and I just feel this is due to the prayers of his millions of fans and supporters,” he said.
On his way back to the hospital, when a relative informed Shoaib that his father had passed away, he panicked and started crying. “When I reached the hospital I was told his heartbeat had stopped for six minutes but doctors had managed to bring him back,” Shoaib added.
The 81-year-old legendry cricketer is alive and being provided with the best treatment. Hanif Muhammad was admitted to the hospital for complicated respiratory problems two weeks back.
Hanif Muhammad was battling for his life after being put on a ventilator since July 30.
A spokesman of the Hospital, confirmed that Hanif passed away at the age of 81. “He was in Intensive Care Unit and on a ventilator for respiratory problems and passed away today,” spokesperson said.
Hanif Muhammad is also known as the little master for his batting skills. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and went to London for surgery and treatment and returned home well. But the cancer had spread with time.
Hanif was a member of Pakistan s first touring squad that went to India in 1954/55 and went on to play 55 Tests scoring a memorable 337 runs against the West Indies in 1957/58.
It remains the longest innings in Test history (and stood as the longest in all first-class cricket for over 40 years).