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Former Mumbai Ranji player Ranjan Baindoor passes away

Ranjan Baindoor
Ranjan Baindoor. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Bombay (now Mumbai) Ranji Trophy all-rounder, Ranjan Baindoor, who was aged 66, passed away on Monday morning. He had undergone a prostrate operation last January, but still travelled to see the Mumbai under-19 team in action against Uttar Pradesh in the Cooch Behar Trophy final at the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana at Kandivali.

“He’s my colleague at Tata Steel; I used to see him almost daily for 35 years. He retired last October. He collapsed in the toilet of a massive heart attack. He was scheduled to go for angiography today,” said Milind Rege, former Bombay all-rounder and currently the Chairman of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Ranji Trophy and under-23 selection committee. Baindoor was the chairman of the MCA under-19 selection committee.

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“He was a dear friend and we have played together for so many years. We are all deeply saddened.” Ravi Thakkar, Baindoor’s former team-mate, who is currently a member of Mumbai’s senior and Under-23 selection panels, said.

Baindoor was a part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Bombay team of 1983-84 under the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. After being hit on his right hand in the second innings of the final, Baindoor, did not bowl and thereafter he retired from first class cricket. He played 16 first-class matches and scored 316 runs at 19.75. This included two half-centuries, both of which came in the 1984 Ranji semi-final , against Haryana, when he made 96 – his career-best – in the first innings, and followed it up with 86 in the second. He also picked up 20 wickets at 37.20 with a best of 4 for 32.

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