Sunday, October 1, 2023

    Big news: India’s veteran first-class cricketer has died

    New Delhi. Veteran Indian first-class cricketer Raghunath Ramchandra Chandorkar has died. He was 100 years old. According to his grandson and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, he breathed his last in Ambernath. According to Mid Day, Raghunath was a right-handed batsman. He represented Maharashtra and Mumbai in the Ran T Ranji Trophy match and scored 155 runs in the first class match. Raghunath was the third first-class Indian cricketer to complete a century in his life.
    Interestingly, until the statistician Prakash Dahatonde got Raghunath’s passport, the cricket world believed that he was born in 1922, but his exact date of birth in the passport was 21 November 1920. Shravan said that my grandfather was the sweetest, caring person and inspiration for everyone. He was ridiculous and could make anyone laugh.

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    Raghunath played first class matches from 1943 to 1050. He made his debut for Maharashtra against Bombay and played his last match for Maharashtra against Bombay. It was a coincidence that DB Devdhar and Basant Kunj were also in Raghunath’s debut match, who were among the few Indian cricketers to complete a century in his life. After the death of Alan Burgess this year, Raghunath became the oldest living first-class cricketer in the world.

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