Legendary Indian Left-arm Spinner Rajinder Goel Breathed His Last At 77
The Legendary Indian Left-arm Spinner Rajinder Goel Passed Away At The Age Of 77
The legendary, left-arm spinner Rajinder Goel breathed his last at the age of 77 on Sunday i.e June 21. He was conferred with the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2017 by the BCCI. He passed away at his residence in Kolkata and apparently after a suffering with longtime illness.
Cricketers such as KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Virendra Sehwag took to their Twitter handles and shared emotional posts remembering the legend. Take a look at their tweets here below:
His Ranji Trophy records speaks for itself. 750 wickets and a staggering career over twenty years. A legend of Indian first class cricket. RIP Rajinder Goel ji.🙏🙏
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) June 22, 2020
A very simple, humble man. Highest wicket taker in his last first class season. 750 First- class wickets but never played for India. Was India’s loss. Rajinder Goel ji ko vinamra Shraddhanjali. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/qTYvalr1nU
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 21, 2020
Rajinder Goel, who took most wickets (637), most 5-wicket hauls (53) and 10-wicket match hauls (17) in the Ranji Trophy has passed away. He was one of the most deserving players who never represented India in an ‘official’ Test. #RIPRajinderGoel
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 21, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing away of Shri. Rajinder Goyal, one of the finest first-class spinners of India. His Ranji trophy record of 750 wickets is a great benchmark in the history of cricket. My deepest condolences to his family 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #RIPRajinderGoyalJi
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 22, 2020
Although, Rajinder Goel never played for India, he was regarded as one of the fine left-arm spinner. He played during the era of Bishan Singh Bedi. He played 157 first-class matches, many of them were for state Haryana, and finished with 750 wickets.
As per the report in PTI, the former BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra said,”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.”
We the team of The Live Mirror offer our deepest condolences to the family for such a great loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace.