Hanif Mohammad Pakistan return delayed to undergo chemotherapy

Hanif Mohammed, one of four brothers to have played for Pakistan, has delayed his return to Pakistan after undergoing cancer surgery in England a few weeks ago. He is regarded as the first Little Master. Now aged 78 he played 55 Tests for his country.

by BIPIN DANI

His younger son Shahzeb said, “My father has been advised to undergo chemotherapy. Dr Robert Hutchins (liver surgeon) and Professor Justin Stebbing (oncologist at London Oncology Clinic Harley Street) both think that father’s cancer is completely removed”.

“However, like any cancer there is a certain probability that it can reoccur . To prevent this Professor Stebbing recommended adjuvant chemotherapy”, he added.

“The chemotherapy will last for six cycles. In each cycle on day one ( 8 hours with two drugs) and day 8 (one drug one hour) with three weeks between each cycle”.

“My Daddy will have his first two cycles in UK. He is overwhelmed with the response from family, friends, fans from all over the world. And would like to thank everyone and request all to remember him in their prayers”.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also contacted him and wished him speedy recovery and assured him for complete support in every way”.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.

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