Faded Test cricketer Milkha Singh passes away


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Faded India cricketer A G Milkha Singh passed away on Friday following a cardiac arrest at a scientific institution here, family sources said. He became as soon as seventy five.

He is survived by accomplice, a son and daughter.

Milkha Singh played four Test fits within the early 60s.

His elder brother Kripal Singh, additionally played for the country, in 14 Checks. They played collectively in one Test in opposition to England in 1961-’62.

A flamboyant left-hand batsman and a gleaming fielder, Milkha Singh made his Ranji Trophy debut at 17 and played his first Test honest after his 18th birthday.

He had a fruitful occupation for Madras (now Tamil Nadu) within the Ranji Trophy. He scored over four,000 runs in first class cricket inclusive of eight centuries.

Milkha Singh became as soon as employed with the Express Monetary institution of India.

His nephew Arjan Kripal Singh played Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu and memorably scored a triple century in a sport in opposition to Goa in 1987. He became as soon as alive to on a broad partnership in that match with W V Raman, who too scored a triple hundred because the crew piled up 912.

Expressing his condolences, weak India captain Bishan Singh Bedi wrote on Twitter: “As soon as essentially the most attacking left hand batsman o his instances AG Milkha Singh is no extra..’AG’ clan is diminishing..RIP Micky..Guru MEHR Kareh..!!”

Feeble coach M K Iqbal, a shut accomplice, said Milkha Singh became as soon as a natty batsman, who served the explain crew for a truly very long time and guided quite loads of young cricketers.

The final rites could well be held on Saturday, his relatives said.

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