The Indian cricketer who came to India from Afghanistan, used to hit sixes at the behest of the spectators

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  • Indian former cricketer Salim Durrani was born in Afghanistan

  • Played 29 Test matches for India

  • India's best all-rounder used to hit sixes on the demand of the audience

Salim Durani: The 1960s legendary Indian cricketer Salim Durrani, who looked like a film hero, had a pleasant personality and was known for hitting sixes on the demand of fans, passed away on Sunday.

He was 88 years old.

Sources close to his family confirmed the news of his demise.

Salim Durrani was living with his younger brother Jehangir Durrani in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

He had an operation in January this year after fracturing his thigh bone.

Born in Kabul, Durrani was not only known for his excellent batting, but he was also a left-arm spin bowler.

He played 29 test matches.

Durrani played a key role in India's 2–0 victory against England in the five-match Test series in 1961–62. 

Know some important stories of Durrani ji's life..

Used to hit sixes on the demand of the audience

The history of Indian cricket is quite interesting and surprising.

Many Indian cricketers have written history with their performance.

There have been many such stars in Indian cricket who have done such wonders with their performance, which is discussed even today.

One such cricketer was Salim Durrani.

Salim Durrani

Was born in Kabul, Afghanistan but later his family settled in Karachi.

When Durrani (Salim Durani) was only 8 months old, his family moved from Afghanistan to Karachi.

Later, when India and Pakistan were partitioned, Salim Durrani came to India.

Please tell that in the 60-70s, Durrani had made a different identity with his all-round performance.

Durrani is known as a brilliant all-rounder in India's cricket history.

Please tell that Salim Durrani is the first Indian cricketer who was awarded the Arjuna Award.

In the year 1960, Durrani was given the title of Arjuna Award.

Salim Durani pulls Richie Benaud during his debut Test innings of 18 batting at No 10, Bombay, Jan, 1960. When I asked him about that knock he smiled and said" Lindwall ki pehli hee ball par run bana liya tha!"@diplal@

— Rameshwar Singh (@RSingh6969a) July 5, 2020

Salim Durrani's career

Durrani played a total of 29 Test matches for India and during this time scored 1202 runs which included 1 century and 7 half-centuries, besides taking 75 wickets.

He made his debut in Mumbai Test against Australia in the year 1960.

Please tell that even though Durrani's career was not big, but he entertained the audience a lot with his game.

Durrani was very famous for Hit Sixes on Demand at the behest of the audience.

He was known for his fiery batting in the 60-70s. 

Durrani nahi toh test match nahi (No test No Durani)

Durrani was quite popular among the fans, the view of this was that he was not included in the playing eleven in the Kanpur Test against England in the year 1973.

After which the fans protested by writing 'No Durrani No Test' on the sign board during the match. 

#Salim Durani is a former Indian cricketer who was born in #Afghanistan & who played 29 Tests from 1960 to 1973 for #India An all-rounder, Durani was a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and a left-handed batsman famous for his six -hitting

— Nishkama karma????????

1964 Amazing in Test against West Indies

Durrani played such an innings with his bat during the fourth Test match on West Indies tour of 1964, which is discussed even today.

In fact, in the Test match played in Part of Spain, West Indies batted first and scored 444 runs in the first innings, after which the Indian team scored only 197 runs in their first innings, in which case the Indian team got the follow-on.

From here, a shameful defeat was visible in front of the Indian team.

In the Indian second innings, Durrani did wonders and scored 104 runs and also due to the innings of Polly Umrigar (172), the Indian team was able to score 422 runs.

West Indies got a target of 176 runs to win.

Although the West Indies team was successful in winning this match, the innings of Pauli Umrigar and Durrani are still remembered.

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Worked in a film with beautiful actress Parveen Babi

Salim Durrani has also worked in a film with the beautiful Bollywood actress Parveen Babi (salim durani and parveen babi).

After retiring from Test cricket in 1973, Durrani acted in a film named 'Charitra' in which his heroine was Parveen Babi.

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