Legendary Pak cricketer Hanif successfully operated for liver cancer in London

Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): Hanif Mohammad, former Pakistani cricketer, was successfully operated for liver cancer at London Bridge Hospital.

Hanif, the iconic figure of Pakistan cricket, is now stable and out of danger, his surgeon Robert Hutchins said.

The Dawn reports that Hanif was diagnosed with a tumour in his right liver lobe four weeks back when he went to a hospital in Karachi complaining of itching on top of his stomach.

According to the report, the 78-year-old cricketer flew over to London for a second opinion which was later confirmed.

Hanif's youngest son Shahzeb Mohammad said that the surgeon has removed his right liver lobe and the gall bladder as well to make sure that the problem was fully addressed.

The legendary batsman holds the record of playing the longest innings in Test cricket. He is also considered the inventor of reverse sweep and could bowl with both arms with equal dexterity. (ANI)

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