IT is sad to hear about the death recently of a great test cricketer who used to open the inning with one of the greatest Pakistani cricketers Hanif Mohammad.

I still remember watching at Karachi Alimuddin’s wonderful knock of 109 against England in 1962. In those days, test cricket was very limited and Alimuddin played test cricket from 1954 to 1962.

I had a chance to meet him personally and I was much pleased to see him so humble and polite.

Alimuddin was like a silent soldier who did not like to showoff. May God bless him.

AKBER D.VAZIR Karachi

Updated Jul 16, 2012 03:41am

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Najum Latif
Jul 18, 2012 03:08pm
Alimuddin Sahib was a true gentleman. Although I had been seeing him since 1955 and then later on at London Airport but we became friends in 2005 and remained so till his death. When I became the member of the MCC he presented me with the official Tie, one of his own. The last time I spoke to him was over the phone for nearly two hours just about six weeks before he died. Alim Sahib rest in peace. We shall always miss a gentleman like you.