Indian cricketer Salim Durrani passed away


A sad news has come out for the Indian cricket world. Former Indian cricketer Salim Durrani has passed away today on Sunday. Salim Durrani was suffering from cancer and breathed his last today at the age of 88 at his home in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Salim Durrani’s family has confirmed this. Prime Minister Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Salim Durrani.

Salim Durrani was born on 11 December 1934 in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Durrani’s family later settled in Karachi. Durrani’s family immigrated to India during the Indo-Pak partition. Durrani, an all-rounder in the Indian team, played 29 Tests for India and scored 1202 runs and took 75 wickets. In first class cricket, Durrani has 8545 runs and 484 wickets in 170 matches.

Durrani was known as an excellent all-rounder. He made an important contribution in the series against England in 1961-62. Salim led India to victory in the last two Tests. Durrani took eight wickets in Kolkata and ten in the Chennai Test. India has won the 5-match Test series 2-0. Salim Durrani was the first cricketer to be honored with the Arjuna Award. He received this honor in the year 1961.

Durrani was well liked by the fans. In 1973, Durrani was dropped from the team for the Kanpur Test against England. After this, the fans demonstrated against the team in the stadium. Fans wrote on cards and banners – No Durrani, No Test. After this, Durrani got a chance in the Mumbai Test.

Salim Durrani played the last Test match for India against England in February 1973 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. After this he retired from cricket. After retirement, Durrani also tried his hand in the film industry. Durrani worked in the Bollywood film ‘Charitra’.


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