KARACHI: Test cricketer Syed Khalid Wazir who toured England with the 1954 Pakistan team and played in the first and third Tests of the four-match series passed away at Chester in England on June 26, 2020 after a protracted illness. He was 84.

A right-arm medium- pace bowler and a right-handed batsman, Khalid was the son of Indian Test great Wazir Ali and nephew of Test cricketer Nazir Ali.

A former student of St.Patrick’s School in Karachi, Khalid played in two Tests in England and in 16 first class matches on the tour, scoring 253 runs at 16.86 besides taking 9 wickets at 54.90.

In 18 first class games in all, he scored 271 runs before settling down in England. His first class career was over before he was 19.

Published in Dawn, June 30th, 2020

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