Former Indian cricketer born in Afghanistan passed away, used to hit sixes on the demand of fans


Former Indian cricketer Salim Durrani passed away
Said goodbye to the world at the age of 88

New Delhi: Sad news has come to the fore on the morning of 2 April for Indian cricket. Former Indian all-rounder Salim Durrani passed away at the age of 88. He was suffering from cancer for a long time. Durrani played only Test cricket for India. Durrani was counted as such a player, who used to hit sixes on the demand of the fans.

Salim Durrani was born in the year 1934 in Kabul city of Afghanistan. He made his Test debut for India in the year 1960 against Australia. He played the last test in 1973 against England. In this 13-year career, Durrani played a total of 27 Tests for India. During this he scored 1202 runs and took 78 wickets. He scored 1 century and 7 half-centuries in Tests. He has done the feat of taking 10 wickets in Tests only once. There he has taken 5 wickets 3 times.

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domestic cricket career
He started his domestic cricket career in 1953. First he played for the Saurashtra team. Then from 1954 to 1956, he played for Gujarat and from 1956 to 1978, he played for Rajasthan. He was also known for his excellent performance in domestic cricket.

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other achievements

Durrani was the first cricketer to be awarded the Arjuna Award. Apart from this, he was given the CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2011 by the BCCI. Apart from cricket, he has also worked in films. He also worked in the 1973 film ‘Charitra’.

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