Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Another One Gone

The sad thing about the increasing number of test players in the world is that we have more heroes to morn.

Dilip Sardesai died this week at the age of 66. During a career spanning 11 years, Sardesai played 30 Tests and scored 2001 runs in 55 innings with an average of 39.23. Sardesai will be remembered for his performance during the tour of the West Indies in 1970-71 in which he scored a double hundred and two centuries to power India to a historic first-ever series victory in the Caribbean.

For every passing hero there are a lot of little boys, now middle aged men, who will have a fond memory of a quality player and their own excitable youth.

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