(Last Updated on : 20/08/2014)
Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim was born on 26 January 1919. He was a former Indian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1948 to 1949.
Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim was born in Bombay (Mumbai
). There he studied in St Xavier's College
. Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim played domestic cricket for Bombay from 1938 to 39 to 1949 to 50 as a top-order batsman, occasionally opening the batting. Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim also played for the Muslims in the Bombay Pentangular. He holds the record for scoring the most first class runs between dismissals.
In 1947 to 48, Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim compiled successive innings of 218, 36, 234 and 77, all not out, followed by 144, a total of 709 runs. He scored 1,171 runs that season, as a batting average of 167.29, and was selected as Indian Cricketer of the Year in 1948. There he was made as the captain of the Bombay side that won the 1948 Ranji Trophy
, scoring 219 in the final.
His career first class batting average of 61.24 is highly impressive, but he failed to establish himself in the Test side. He played only four Tests, against West Indies in 1948-49. Opening the batting with Vinoo Mankad, he scored 85 and 44 in the 1st Test, but, he made only 40 runs in his next 6 Test innings. He retired from first-class cricket when he moved to Karachi in 1950.
He suffered from poor health in his later years. He died at his home in Karachi, in Pakistan on 12th November 2007. He was the oldest living Indian Test cricketer at the time of his death.
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