Cricket

‘Master of his craft’: Tributes pour in for Rajinder Goel on Twitter after Indian domestic legend passes away aged 77

  • FP Sports
  • June 21st, 2020
  • 23:10:56 IST

Legendary first-class spinner Rajinder Goel died on Sunday after succumbing to illnesses.

He was 77 and is survived by his wife and son Nitin Goel, who has also played First-Class cricket and is a domestic match-referee.

"It is a huge loss for the game of cricket and personally for me. He was one of the best, if not the best left-arm spinner that this country has ever seen. His contribution to the game post retirement was massive," former BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra said, expressing his grief.

The left-arm spinner, who was unlucky to have played in the era of Bishan Singh Bedi, had 750 First-Class wickets from 157 games, representing Haryana and North Zone in domestic cricket.

It was Bedi who presented him the BCCI's CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

He played First-Class cricket till age of 44 and before him, Kapil Dev was the greatest cricketer to have emerged from Haryana.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Goel's demise:

With inputs from PTI.

Updated Date: June 21, 2020 23:10:56 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma writes to Jay Shah as state's players seek pay for previous season
First Cricket News

Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma writes to Jay Shah as state's players seek pay for previous season

Aditya Verma has written a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah alleging financial bungling of the Indian cricket board's funds to the tune of Rs 11 crore. The state association's general secretary, Sanjay Kumar, said that Verma's allegations are true.

PCCAI 'disappointed' by BCCI's failure at integrating disabled cricketers into system, lack of COVID-19 assistance
First Cricket News

PCCAI 'disappointed' by BCCI's failure at integrating disabled cricketers into system, lack of COVID-19 assistance

Ravi Chauhan, PCCAI secretary-general claimed that the condition of the players was marginal before the COVID-19 and after that, it has become worse.

BCCI withdrawing India women's tour of England 'not a case of neglect', says Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy
First Cricket News

BCCI withdrawing India women's tour of England 'not a case of neglect', says Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy

Rangaswamy said the BCCI's commitment towards the game should not be judged in the current climate.