|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-spin|
In October 1952, in Pakistan's second Test match and first Test victory, he became the first player to score a Test century for Pakistan, and the first player to remain on the ground for an entire Test match. An opening batsman, he carried his bat for 124 not out in Pakistan's total of 331 in an innings victory over India, batting for 8 hours 35 minutes.
Shortly after the series he injured his arm, ending his career. According to Omar Noman, "as the famous story goes", Nazar sustained the injury jumping from the house of the film actress Noor Jehan when her husband returned unexpectedly.
His son Mudassar Nazar also represented Pakistan.
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