Three cricketers played cricket matches for both India and Pakistan.
Indian cricketer Unmukt Chand is raining runs in America these days. Unmukt has taken this step for professional cricket. He has not left the country. But there have also been 4 cricketers of India who played Test matches for 2 countries (Representing Two Countries). Three of these cricketers had left India and joined Pakistan (Indian cricketers who played for Pakistan).
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New Delhi. Indian cricketer Unmukt Chand is raining runs in America these days. Unmukt, who once captained the Under-19 Indian team, retired from first-class cricket to play for America. However, Unmukt has taken this step for professional cricket. But we have had many such cricketers, who not only played for India, but they also took to the field for England or Pakistan. Today we are talking about four such cricketers. Three of these cricketers had left India and joined Pakistan (Indian cricketers who played for Pakistan).
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi played Test matches for both India and England teams. However, his career did not last long due to the Second World War. He played 6 Test matches in a career spanning 14 years.
Iftikhar, born in India, went to England to study. Along with studies, he also played cricket. Seeing his best game, England included him in the national team. Popularly known as Senior Pataudi, he scored 144 runs in 3 Test matches for England. He also scored a century.
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi also played for India after the Second World War. He captained India in 3 test matches. India got defeated in one of these. 2 test draws. Senior Pataudi’s son Mansoor Ali Khan also played for India, who is counted as India’s first domineering captain.
Gul Mohammad is the second cricketer from India, who also played Test matches for two countries. This player played 8 Test matches for India from 1946 to 1952. In the year 1952, Gul Mohammad went to Pakistan.
Gul Mohammad played his last Test match for India in 1952. After this he landed from Pakistan in 1956. He could play only one test match for Pakistan. His overall career was of 9 Test matches.
Abdul Hafeez also played for two countries like Gul Mohammad. He took to the field in 3 test matches for India. After that he went to Pakistan. Abdul Hafeez played 23 Tests for Pakistan. His overall career spanned 26 Test matches.
Amir Elahi is the third cricketer to have played for both India and Pakistan. He played a test match for India in 1947. After that he went to Pakistan and appeared in five more Test matches. His overall career was of 6 Test matches.