On This Day: July 1, 1954 - Khalid Hasan at 16 years and 352 days became the youngest Test cricketer


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Khalid Hasan made his debut for Pakistan at the age of 16 at Trent Bridge against England in 1954. He was then the youngest player to make a Test debut aged 16 years and 352 days. Khalid Hasan leg-break and on debut picked up two wickets. Unfortunately, he did not get much of an opportunity to prove himself at the international level as his first test would also be his last. In all, his test career lasted a total of five days which may very well be a record in itself considering his age at the time.

He continued to play cricket first class cricket till 1959 for Lahore, picking up 28 wickets during that time.
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Sounds like another player introduced to international cricket too early which may well have resulted in his career ending sooner than it otherwise would.
So he retired from all forms of cricket at 21. Wow. Would love to know what happened next


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Condolence - Khalid Hasan

Lahore–December 4, 2013: Chairman IMC Pakistan Cricket Board Mr. Najam Sethi, Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad, and all PCB team have condoled the death of former Test cricketer Khalid Hasan.

Khalid Hasan, who made his debut against England in Nottingham in 1954 died last night. He was 76.

"The PCB hierarchy and its entire staff pray to Almighty to bestow the departed soul with eternal peace and grant the family and the dear ones the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss", said the PCB spokesman.
1954 - Youngest cricketer ever of his time.
Aged just 16 years 352 days, Khalid Hasan made his Test debut for Pakistan against England at Trent Bridge. At the time Hasan was the youngest Test cricketer, but he has since been left behind by a series of younger men. Hasan does have one (unwanted) record: as a one-cap wonder, his last day of Test cricket came at the tender age of 16 years 356 days.