Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his deep sorrow over the passing of former cricketer Salim Durrani. Prime Minister Modi described the former cricketer as an institution unto himself. In his condolences message, the Prime Minister said that he played an important role in India’s rise in the world of cricket. Salim Durrani died on April 2 in Jamnagar. He was 88 years old. He was sick for a long time. Everyone remembers his contribution to cricket. He represented the Indian cricket team for about 13 years. He was famous for hitting a six by popular demand.
The Prime Minister has expressed his deep condolences on the passing of former cricketer Salim Durrani. Prime Minister Modi tweeted and wrote: ‘Salim Durani was a cricket legend, he was an institution unto himself. He contributed significantly to India’s rise in the world of cricket. He was known for his style on and off the field. I am saddened by his death. Condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.’
Salim Durrani gave India many memorable Test victories. In the year 1961-62, he played an important role in making the Indian team win the Calcutta and Madras tests against England. He then he took 8 wickets in Kolkata Test and 10 wickets in Madras (Chennai) Test. Some 10 years later, he scored one of those memorable victories for India in the Port of Spain Test against the West Indies. In that match, he took the wickets of Clive Lloyd and Gary Sobers.
Salim Durrani made his Test debut in January 1960 against Australia. He played for India for almost 13 years. During this, he represented the Indian team in 29 test matches. He has 1202 runs in the test. In cricket’s greatest format, he has a century and 7 half centuries to his name. His highest Test score was 104 runs. Apart from this, he scored 8,545 runs in first-class cricket. Salim Durrani scored 14 centuries and 45 half centuries in first-class cricket. His highest score in first-class cricket was 137, not out.