K. C. Ibrahim
Personal information
Full nameKhanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim
Born(1919-01-26)26 January 1919
Bombay, Maharashtra, British India
Died12 November 2007(2007-11-12) (aged 88)
Karachi, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
Test debut10 November 1948 v West Indies
Last Test4 February 1949 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 60
Runs scored 169 4716
Batting average 21.12 61.24
100s/50s 0/1 14/22
Top score 85 250
Balls bowled 0 408
Wickets - 4
Bowling average - 46.75
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 1/2
Catches/stumpings 0/- 15/-
Source: Cricinfo, 20 December 2020

Khanmohammad Cassumbhoy Ibrahim About this soundpronunciation  (26 January 1919 – 12 November 2007) was an Indian cricketer who played in four Tests in the 1948-49 season.

Cricket career

He was born in Bombay and studied in St Xavier's College. He played domestic cricket for Bombay from 1938–39 to 1949–50 as a top-order batsman, occasionally opening the batting. He also played for the Muslims in the Bombay Pentangular. He holds the record for scoring the most first class runs between dismissals:[1] in 1947–48, he compiled successive innings of 218, 36, 234 and 77, all not out, followed by 144, a total of 709 runs between dismissals.[1] Ibrahim is the only player to have carried his bat while scoring a double century in consecutive first-class matches.[2] He scored 1,171 runs that season, at a batting average of 167.29, and was selected as Indian Cricketer of the Year in 1948. He was captain of the Bombay side that won the 1948 Ranji Trophy, scoring 219 in the final.

His career first class batting average of 61.24 is the ninth-highest in history (among those who have batted at least 50 times),[3] but he played only four Tests, against West Indies in 1948–49. Opening the batting with Vinoo Mankad, he scored 85 and 44 in the 1st Test,[4] but made only 40 runs in his next six Test innings.

Retirement from cricket

He retired from first-class cricket when he moved to Karachi in 1950. He married a close relative of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and migrated to Pakistan.[citation needed]

He suffered from poor health in his later years. He died at his home in Karachi, in Pakistan, aged 88. He was the oldest living Indian Test cricketer at the time of his death.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4.
  2. ^ Frindall, Bill (1998). The Wisden Book of Cricket Records (Fourth ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 116. ISBN 0747222037.
  3. ^ "Highest averages". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  4. ^ "1st Test, Delhi, Nov 10 - Nov 14 1948, West Indies tour of India". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. ^ Wisden 2008, p. 1561.