Former Indian cricketer Salim Durani passes away at 88

Salim Durani former Indian cricketer passes away at 88

Former Indian cricketer Salim Durani died at the age of 88 at his home in Jamnagar, Gujarat. He was afflicted with cancer. Salim had previously undergone surgery in January to treat a fracture in his thigh bone after falling at home. Durani was the first Indian cricketer to receive the Arjuna Award, which he received in 1960. He appeared in 29 Test matches for India, scoring 1202 runs, including one century and seven half centuries. In his career, he also took 755 wickets. Durani was a hero during India’s 1961-62 series victory over England. In their victories in Kolkata and Chennai, he took 8 and 10 wickets, respectively. A decade later, he would play a key role in India’s first-ever victory over the West Indies in Port of Spain, taking the wickets of Clive Lloyd and Gary Sobers.

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