Former cricketer Salim Durani passes away at the age of 88

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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.

An overview of the news

  • 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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