Cricket World – Chaudhry Mohammad Ramzan, the only son of Chaudhry Mohammad Deen

(d 1978) and Hussain Bibi, was born on February 17, 1925 in Saloo Gujar, Mohallah Upar Wala, a village in district Sialkot.

Summary

  • Ramzan, did not feature much with either bat or ball but as an outstanding all-round fielder with a gazelle-like speed, made an invaluable contribution to Bahawalpur’s success as it beat Punjab in the final at the KGA ground to be crowned as the first winner of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy.
  • Ramzan, was retained as captain for the 1957-58 Quaid-i-AzamTrophy and his eldest son, Riaz Mahmood, who too was a wrist spinner, making his debut would justify his inclusion in the Bahawalpur squad with an impressive haul of 19 wickets @ 7.
  • With all leading Pakistan players on national duty, on the tour of West Indies, Bahawalpur’s team emerged as one of the front runners, as it had once again invited two Test men, Zulfiqar Ahmed and Israr Ali, among its ranks.
  • Such was the irony of the fate that at the time of the final between Bahawalpur and Karachi C on 16-20 March, 1958, S.F.
  • Ramzan’s first cousin, Mohammad Iqbal Chaudhry, also known as ‘Bala’ was Bahawalpur’s most consistent batsman in the 1957-58 Quaid-i-Azam TrophyHe had the highest aggregate in the tournament – 392 runs @ 56.


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