KARACHI: Karachi-based batsman Shehzar Mohammad smashed a double century in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match on Friday to achieve a unique feat for his family.
Shehzar, the 11th member of the renowned Mohammad family to play first-class cricket, scored 265 for Karachi Whites against Multan at the Multan Cricket Stadium to become the sixth player to score a first-class double century from his family.
With his double century, the Mohammad family has become the only cricket family in the world with three generations of first-class double centurions.
Shehzar’s grandfather, Hanif Mohammad, Pakistan’s legendary batsman, had the best first-class score of 499, while Shehzar’s father, Shoaib Mohammad, has the best first-class score of 208*.
Other than the trio of Hanif, Shoaib and Shehzar, Hanif’s brothers Sadiq and Mushtaq have also scored double centuries in first-class cricket. Sadiq’s son, Imran Mohammad, is also among first-class double centurions from the family.
Delighted with his son’s achievement, Shoaib Mohammad said he is proud of the family.
“This is a great moment for everyone in Mohammad family. This shows that cricket runs in our blood,” he told a private TV channel.
“If Hanif sahab were alive today, he would have been very proud to see Shehzar scoring the double century.”