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Former cricketer Dilip Sardesai dies at 67

Former cricketer Dilip Sardesai dies at 67
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First Published: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 11 08 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 11 08 AM IST
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Mumbai: Well-known former Indian batsman Dilip Sardesai breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital. Dr BK Goyal, dean of Mumbai hospital confirmed that it was complete organ failure that claimed the 67 year old former sportsman.
Sardesai, had been receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure over the past four years.
Popularly known as one of India’s most dependable batsman in the middle order, Sardesai played a vital role in India’s test series victory in the West Indies in 1971 and in another series win at home against New Zealand in 1965.
He scored more than 600 runs against a formidable West Indian pace attack during his test cricket career from 1961 to 1973. He hit 2,001 runs in 30 tests, inclusive of two double hundreds.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Sardesai as a great sportsman. He is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 03 2007. 11 08 AM IST