US President Dwight Eisenhower visited the National Stadium Karachi and witnessed the ongoing test match between Pakistan and Australia.
President Eisenhower was spotted wearing a Pakistani team blazer. Australian captain Richie Benaud joked 'Mr. President you have joined the other camp.' 'Of course I am wearing their colours' replied the president.
A heir to the throne exited by Wasim Bari was never going to be easy for anyone but Saleem Yousuf fitted the bill. After a debut in Tests in 1982, Saleem remained in the exile for the next three years before returning in 1985. A gutsy 61 as a nightwatchman against the likes of Marshall, Patterson and Walsh in only his 4th Test spoke about the pedigree of the man.
As a keeper, he was often neat to the likes of Qadir, Tauseef and Qasim effecting stumpings and taking catches. A busy batsman Saleem played a crucial role in a World cup game in 1987 against the Windies. He top-scored with 56 off 49 balls batting at number 7 to win the Man of the Match award as Pakistan went on to win that game by one wicket off the last ball of the game.
Spirited performances like these helped him to earn the reputation of a wily customer while at the crease as a batsman. From 1985-1990, Pakistan never looked beyond Saleem for their man behind the sticks!
Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam, Wasim Bari, Saleem Altaf and young Imran Khan collecting their luggage in a London hotel shortly after the squad arrived in the their London hotel at the start of the 1971 tour.
Intikhab Alam before the 3rd Test match between England and Pakistan at The Oval, London, 22nd August 1974
In August 1967, at the Oval, he joined Asif Iqbal for a ninth wicket stand of 190 runs. This remained as a World record for around 30 years. Intikhab was Pakistan's first One Day International cricket captain.
President Ayub Khan batting alongside national team while visiting the Pakistan Cricket Team Camp before its test series against West Indies. Ijaz Butt can also be seen at the back in a cricket kit. Feb 1959 Karachi.