Indian cricketer Salim Durani passed away

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  • Salim Durani, a former Indian cricketer known for his striking looks, humor, and ability to hit powerful sixes, passed away at the age of 88.
  • Salim Durrani was a left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner.
  • India’s first Arjuna Award winning cricketer and known for his aggressive style of batting, Durrani was one of the few batsmen of the era who could hit sixes on demand.
  • He acted in the 1973 Bollywood film ‘Charitra’ opposite Praveen Babi, a famous actress of the 70s and 80s.

Salim Durani:-

  • Salim Durani, who was originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, was a talented cricketer known for his explosive batting and left-arm orthodox bowling.
  • He played in 29 Tests for India and played a significant role in India’s 2-0 victory over England in a five-match Test series in 1961-62.
  • Salim Durani was especially influential in India’s victories at Calcutta and Madras, where he took eight and 10 wickets, respectively.
  • He was renowned for his ability to hit the ball out of the park and was considered an all-rounder due to his talent with both bat and ball.
  • He played 29 Test matches for India and scored 1,202 runs at an average of 25.04, including one century and seven half-centuries. With the ball, he picked up 75 wickets and his best bowling figure was 6/73 in an inning.
  • He also had a century and seven half-centuries in his career. With the ball, Durani picked up 75 wickets and 6/73 remained his best bowling figure in an inning.
  • Once, when he was dropped for a test series, fans chanted slogans like “No Durrani, no Test.” The star cricketer also dabbled in Bollywood, starring opposite renowned actor Praveen Babi in the movie Charitra in 1973.

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