Google doodle pays homage to Pakistan’s first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar


On his 94th birth anniversary, Google doodle on Thursday paid tribute to Pakistan’s first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar.

The doodle on the search engine is showing the ‘father of Pakistan cricket’ playing a beautiful front foot cover driver. Clicking on the image, the Google will take the reader to the profile of Kardar.

Kardar was among the only three players who played for both India and Pakistan cricket teams.


Born on January 17, 1925, Kardar was appointed as the first captain of Pakistan Test cricket team. He led the team to its first foreign tour to India in 1952-53. Although the Indian team won the matches in Delhi and Mumbai. Pakistan got its first ever Test victory in just second match in Lucknow.

Kardar was a left-handed batsman and a slow-orthodox left arm bowler. He also played cricket from several domestic cricket teams, including Oxford University and North India and Muslims.