new Delhi: Heart breaking news has come out for the sports world. Former Mumbai player and great cricketer Vinoo Mankad’s son Rahul Mankad has passed away in London. He was a very wonderful batsman. Everyone was crazy about his classic batting. He was 66 years old.
breathed his last in london
Former India cricketer Rahul Mankad has passed away suddenly in London. The news of Rahul Mankad’s death was confirmed by former Mumbai player Shishir Hatangadi’s Facebook post who wrote, ‘Jigga bhai, God rest my friend Rahul Mankad’s soul.’ Rahul Mankad is survived by his wife and two daughters. Rahul Mankad breathed his last in London.
Rahul Mankad’s career has been brilliant
Rahul Mankad played 47 first-class matches in which he scored 2,111 runs. His best score was 162 runs. He has scored five centuries and 12 half-centuries with his bat. His family is involved in cricket. His brothers Ashok and Atul Mankad were also cricketers. Ashok represented India while Atul played domestic cricket. Rahul Mankad played cricket from 1972-73 to 1984-85. Rahul Mankad also bowled spin in many matches. He also has seven wickets in his name in the first class.
Wave of mourning in the sports world
Condoling his death, former Indian cricketer TA Sekar tweeted, “Shocked to hear about the passing of Rahul Mankad. Truly he was a gentleman, a good cricketer and a great human being. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.’ Famous commentator Harsha Bhogle has expressed grief over his death.
Father did Mankading
Rahul Mankad’s father Vinoo Mankad was also a cricketer. In IPL 2018, Ravichandran Ashwin had run out Jos Buttler through Mankading. This rule in cricket is very old and it was started by Rahul’s father and former Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad. For this reason it was known as Mankading.