Azmat Rana, the former Pakistan batsman, passed away in Lahore on Saturday (May 30) after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 64.
Azmat, who played one Test in 1980, against Australia, and two One-Day Internationals against India in 1978, scored 6001 first-class runs in 94 matches at an average of 47.62. He also played 17 List A games, in which he scored 442 runs at an average of 40.18.
He was the younger brother of Shafqat Rana, the former Test cricketer, and Shakoor Rana, the international umpire.
Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, offered his condolences to Azmat’s family in a message, saying he was deeply saddened at the news of the cricketer’s demise.
Mohammad Hafeez was among the Pakistani cricketers to praise Azmat for his services to the game in Pakistan.
Sad to hear about Azmat Rana death today..condolences to his all family & fans..RIP.. He was a good player, simply best coach & nice man
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) May 30, 2015