Former India player SR Patil dies at 86

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SR Patil played 36 First Class matches for Maharashtra and even led them in the Ranji Trophy.© AFP


Former India player Sadashiv Raoji Patil, who represented the country in one test match, died on Tuesday at his residence in Kolhapur. He was 86 and is survived by a wife and two daughters. “He died in his sleep in the early hours on Tuesday at his residence in Ruikar Colony in Kolhapur,” Ramesh Kadam, a former Kolhapur District Cricket Association official, told PTI. An all-rounder in tempo bowling, Patil played a test game against New Zealand in 1955.

He got no more chances to play for the country.

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Patil played 36 First Class matches for Maharashtra from 1952-1964, scoring 866 runs and taking 83 wickets.

He had also led Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

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