Durrani to be felicitated on July 2 in Thane

Published: Friday, June 24, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Durrani to be felicitated on July 2

Thane, Jun 24: Former all-rounder Salim Durrani, considered the architect of India's maiden Test series triumph over England in 1961-62, will be felicitated at a function here on July 2, organisers said on Jun 23.

Durrani will be felicitated by ICC president and NCP chief Sharad Pawar in presence of cricketers like Chandu Borde, Bapu Nadkarni etc, who played alongside him, said Jitendra Avhad, president of the Mandovi Muslim Cricket Club, which is organising the function.

The 76-year-old player, who played for India in the 1960s and 70s, was awarded the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cricket Board (BCCI) during its annual awards ceremony in Mumbai last month.

Born in 1934 in Kabul, Afghanistan, Durrani was an aggressive left-handed batsman, and an outstanding left-arm spinner.

He was part of India's first Test series triumph over England in 1961-62. India won the last two Tests of the five-match rubber after the first three were drawn.

Durrani had match figures of 8-113 in the fourth Test at Kolkata, and 10-177 in the fifth at Chennai. 


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