JournalismPakistan.com July 29, 2013
KARACHI: Pioneer of Urdu cricket commentary Munir Hussain died following a protracted illness. He was 83.
Munir (right, seen with Abdul Rehman Bukhatir of the Cricketers Benefit Fund Series) established himself as a commentator more than 40 years ago at a time when only English was the medium of cricket commentary.
He worked alongside popular English-language commentators Omer Kureishi and Chishty Mujhaid among others and earned a number of honors during his distinguished career.
He was declared PTV’s Best Urdu Commentator of the Decade (1985-95) and given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and a World Cup Legends Award presented by the Pakistan Cricket Board besides many other honors.
Munir also played club and domestic cricket and captained Kalat Division in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. At one time he headed the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA).
He also founded and edited Urdu cricket magazine Akhbar-e-Watan more than 35 years ago.
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