Hanif has cancer op
Pakistan great Hanif Mohammad has had an operation for liver cancer, a family friend told AFP on Wednesday.
The 78-year-old underwent an operation at London Bridge hospital on Tuesday that saw his right liver lobe and gall bladder removed.
The operation was deemed a success, with surgeon Robert Hutchins saying: "It [the cancer] has been diagnosed at an early stage and it has not spread anywhere else."
Mohammad is now set to spend one week in hospital for observation.
The first star of Pakistan cricket following the country's creation after the partition of India in 1947, Mohammad was also the first batsman to be known as the 'Little Master' -- a nickname now carried by India batting great Sachin Tendulkar.