He was born in Junagarh, India, on 21 December 1934.
Condolences started to pour in from within the country and across the world over his demise. Not just cricketers but politicians, his fans and other guys took to Twitter to express their feelings over this dismal news.
Relieved to hear about #HanifMohammad. May God give him the strength to fight the ill health.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 11, 2016
Famous Pakistani Cricketer Hanif Mohammad is no more with us. May He RIP Aameen Condolences on behalf of QT AltafHussain & all MQM members — Wasay Jalil (@WasayJalil) August 11, 2016
— OLD CRICKET PHOTOS (@oldcricphotos) August 11, 2016
Only Hanif Mohammad could have done it… he tackled death the same way he tackled fast bowlers — Santosh (@SantaMentalist) August 11, 2016
With Hanif Mohammad passing away, only 2 players now survive from Pakistan’s first Test – Imtiaz Ahmed and Waqar Hasan.
— #ENGvPAK #PAKvENG (@PCBLive_PK) August 11, 2016
From my book on the great Hanif Mohammad. Where ever he rests, I bet he’s still bloody tough to get out. pic.twitter.com/UIrv9fYzcK
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) August 11, 2016
Rest In Peace Little Master. The Legendary batsmen Hanif Mohammad will be missed but never forgotten.My Love to Shoaib & family at this time — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 11, 2016
Deeply grieved on demise of legendary cricketer Hanif Mohammad .Pakistan lost its another icon!
May his soul rest in peace !#Legend 😢
— Abdul Razzaq (@RazzaqOfficial) August 11, 2016
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) August 11, 2016
Devastated on losing Hanif Mohammed saab. The art of batting today lost its top craftsman. RIP Sir — Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 11, 2016
My condolences on passing away of one of d icons of d game Hanif Mohammad.
You will continue to live in many hearts. pic.twitter.com/zSchL7DwJ5
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 11, 2016
The cricketing world mourns the loss of the legendary Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad at the age of 81 pic.twitter.com/81l7x5hBXY
— ICC (@ICC) August 11, 2016
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of legendary cricketer Hanif Muhammad.
Saddened by the passing of Hanif Muhammad. he was the first of the great Pakistani batsmen and came from the most talented cricketing family — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 11, 2016
What a loss for our nation. My heart & prayers go out to the family, May Allah make it easy iA #HanifMohammad
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) August 11, 2016
Cricket great #HanifMohammad is no more. Most everything I heard of him as a lad, sounded like folklore. RIP!
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) August 11, 2016
Sad to hear about the death of sir Hanif Mohammad. He was a true inspiration for us. Prayers for him and his family.
— Nasir Jamshaid (@nasirjamshaid77) August 11, 2016
Very sad 2 hear about the demise of our batting legend..May Allah Bless him with His Supreme Mercy #HanifMohammad
— Ahmad Shahzad (@iamAhmadshahzad) August 11, 2016
— Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) August 11, 2016
My condolences go out to the family of the legendary #HanifMohammad! A great batsman, he will always be remembered fondly. RIP sir
— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) August 11, 2016
Pakistan's first batting legend, an inspiration for millions. RIP #HanifMohammad May Allah grant him highest place in heaven
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 11, 2016
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) August 11, 2016