Ahsan-ul-Haq

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Ahsan-ul-Haq
Personal information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 172
Batting average 21.50
100s/50s 1/0
Top score 100*
Balls bowled 90
Wickets 0
Bowling average n/a
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling n/a
Catches/stumpings 4/0
Source: CricketArchive

Ahsan-ul-Haq (born 16 July 1878 in Jullundur, Punjab, died 29 December 1957 in Karachi, Pakistan) was an Indian cricketer. He was a hard-hitting right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium fast bowler.

Ahsan-ul-Haq went to England to study law where he played for Hampstead in club cricket and three first-class matches for Middlesex in 1902. But his official work restricted his appearances and he soon returned to India.

At the age of 45 he captained the Muslims in the Lahore tournament of 1924. On what was his first appearance in a first-class match on Indian soil, he went in last against Sikhs and scored 100 not out in 40 minutes, adding 150 in an unbroken tenth-wicket partnership with Abdus Salaam. Excluding centuries made under contrived circumstances, it is the second-fastest hundred (in terms of minutes) ever made in first-class cricket.

Haq was later involved in the creation of the Indian cricket board.

References[edit]

  • Mohandas Menon, Indians in English county and university cricket, ACSSI Cricket Yearbook, 1990–91

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