The city of Karachi mourned the passing away of 84-year old Abdul Dyer, on a scale that befitted his stature. The man of jovial outlook, equally adored and respected in business, cricket and showbiz circles, breathed his last on July 13.
Nadeem Yousuf, an all-round cricketer of note in his days in the Pakistan domestic cricket, embodies restless energy that if channelled prudently could serve the game, he has devoted most of his 64 years to, with great results.
On the day that the National Stadium, Karachi (NSK) celebrated its 66th birthday as an international cricket venue, it was time to remind ourselves of the brains behind its creation, back in the amateur days of the game in 1955.
One of gentle nature, Mian Pervez Akhtar, a first-class cricketer and a well-known administrator of the game, passed away on April 27. The 68-year old right-hand opening or middle order batsman, a product of Minto Park, Lahore, was a victim of coronavirus, a worldwide pandemic.
In September 2011, the writer alongside Abdul Dyer and Arslan Mirza, paid a visit to legendry Pakistan opening batsman, Hanif Mohammad. The great batsman of the bygone era, on his annual visit to U.K. was staying with his family in Wembley, London.