Calcutta: Hanif Mohammed, it has been confirmed, has suffered a major stroke.
Hanif, Test cricket’s first triple centurion from Asia, was admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital, in hometown Karachi, as an “emergency patient”. But once it was confirmed, after a series of tests, that the legend suffered a major stroke, he was shifted to the hospital’s Special Care Unit.
Earlier, it was suspected that Hanif had suffered a mild stroke.
Younger son Shahzeb had revealed to The Telegraph that on Sunday, Hanif had a bad bout of diarrhoea and vomiting and his speech had also got slurred. When he was hospitalised, he had dizziness and his blood pressure was also high.
Hanif underwent cancer-related surgery in London last July and recently completed six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy.