Former cricketer Salim Durani passes away at the age of 88
Former India all-rounder cricketer Salim Durani passed away on 2 April after a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old.
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Salim Durrani was living in Gujarat’s Jamnagar with his younger brother, Jahangir Durani.
He was born on 11 December 1934 in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Later Durrani's family settled in Karachi. During the India-Pakistan partition, Durani's family had settled in India.
He was known as a brilliant all-rounder.
He made a significant contribution in the series against England in 1961-62. In the last two Tests, Salim led India to victory.
He took 8 wickets in Kolkata and 10 wickets in Chennai Test. India won the 5 match test series 2-0.
He was the first cricketer to be honored with the Arjuna Award. He was given this honor in 1961.
He played the last Test match for India in February 1973 against England at Brabourne Stadium Mumbai.
After this he retired from cricket. After retirement, he also tried his hand in the film industry. He worked in the Bollywood film 'Charitra'.
Durani played 29 Tests for India and scored 1202 and took 75 wickets.
In first-class cricket, Durani has 8545 runs and 484 wickets in 170 matches.
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