The former Pakistani Cricketer Israr Ali, who was the oldest alive player from his country and Asia, has passed away in Okara. The player had participated in 4 Test matches in 1950s and was part of the first ever Pakistani team that played a test match.
Israr Ali was from Okara and believed that he could have played many more matches if he did not have a dispute with Abdul Hafeez Kardar, who was the captain of Pakistan's first team that toured India and won the test match against the hosts.
After his death, Imtiaz Ahmed, who had also gone on the same tour, has become the oldest alive Test Cricketer from Pakistan and Asia. Israr Ali was 88 years and old and was going to turn 89 in May this year, whereas Imtiaz turned 88 in January, last month.
Among those who have played atleast 10 test matches, Imtiaz Ali is on the second rank among alive Cricketers. He had played 41 Test matches from 1952 to 1962 and was very important member of the team in first decade of Pakistan's Cricket.