There is a sad news for the Indian cricket team and its fans on the morning of Sunday 2nd April. Former Indian team player Salim Durrani passed away on Sunday morning. He breathed his last in Jamnagar, Gujarat. He was 88 years old and was battling cancer. It is mentioned here that Salim Durrani was born in Afghanistan. He played cricket for India for many years. He is the first Indian cricketer to be honored with the Arjuna Award.
Born in Kabul, Salim Durrani played his first Test match for India against Australia on 1 January 1960 at the Brabourne Stadium. This was his debut match. Durrani played cricket for India for about 13 years. He has scored 1202 runs in 29 Tests batting at an average of 25.04. In which one century and 7 half-centuries have been seen with his bat.
Salim Durrani was a batsman who used to hit sixes on the demand of fans. Also, he earned a lot of name in bowling. He took 75 wickets in his international career. He was a left arm spin bowler. He has only played Test cricket for India. He played his last Test on 6 February 1073 against England at the Brabourne Stadium. Along with cricket, Salim Durrani was also seen in Bollywood. He was also known for his stunning looks. He has also worked in Bollywood films along with cricket. He acted in the film Charitra released in 1973. In that film, Durrani worked with the star actress Parveen Bobby of that time. Apart from this, Salim Durrani was also honored with CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI in 2011.