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Salim Durani, a former cricketer for India, has died at the age of 88.

Salim Durani, a former cricketer for India, has died at the age of 88.

Salim Durani died in Jamnagar, Gujarat, on April 2 at the age of 88. He was an all-around player for India. According to reports, Durani broke his thigh bone in a fall and had surgery to fix it in January. Since then, he has had a hard time getting back on his feet.

During his time, he was known for being a tough cricket player. At that time, the southpaw was very reliable with both the bat and the ball. He ended up playing 29 Test matches for his country, scoring 1202 runs and taking 75 wickets along the way.

His great bowling against West Indies, which helped India win their first Test match on Caribbean soil, is what people remember him for the most. Notably, in the second innings of the match, he got rid of two of cricket’s all-time greats, Clive Lloyd (15) and Sir Gary Sobers (0), which brought India back into the game. In the end, West Indies scored 261 runs in their second innings. India chased them down with ease and won the match at Port of Spain by seven wickets.

In 1961, Durani was a big part of India’s win over England in the 1961-62 season. He took eight and ten wickets in Kolkata and Chennai, respectively, to help India beat England. He also finished the series with the most wickets, 23 in nine innings. This was the second Test series of his long and successful career.

Surprisingly, Durani was very popular with the general public because he had a special relationship with the fans and was known for hitting sixes whenever he wanted to. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1934. On January 1, 1960, he played his first game for his country against Australia, and on February 6, 1973, he played his last game against England. Notably, he scored his only Test century against the West Indies in 1962 at Port of Spain. He also scored seven half-centuries. He finished with a batting average of 25.04, and his average with the ball was 35.42.

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