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Newstrack with BCCI condoles on ex-cricketer Milkha Singh’s death

News Track 2017-11-11 10:37:00

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday expressed condolences on the passing away of former Test cricketer AG Milkha Singh. A fearless batsman, A.G. Milkha Singh’s batting, according to those who witnessed him at his peak, had the grace and flow of a natural. And there was a heart and feel to his cricket; he conjured runs rather than construct them. Sadly, Milkha, one of Tamil Nadu’s most charismatic cricketers, passed away following a cardiac arrest here on Friday morning.

"The BCCI condoles the sad demise of AG Milkha Singh, a former Test player who passed away on Friday," the board said, in a statement. Milkha, the former Tamil Nadu batsman, passed away following a cardiac arrest at a hospital. He was at the age of 75. Milkha, who belonged to a family of cricketers, was survived by wife, a son and daughter. The former left-hander batsman had appeared in four Test matches and made his debut for India just after turning at young age of 18. We pay tribute to this legendary batsmen career.

Born in Chennai, Milkha appeared in 88 first-class games for Madras (now Tamil Nadu) in Ranji Trophy. He scored 4,324 runs with eight centuries and 27 half-centuries. He was also the first batsman to score a century in the Duleep Trophy when he struck 151 for South Zone in 1961-62.