The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has condoled the demise of former former cricketer Sadashiv Patil. The board conveyed his death in a tweet. At the age of 86, he breathed his last in Kolhapur on Tuesday (15 September). Patil played a Test match for India.
Patil, who was a medium pacer, did well while debuting in first class cricket for Maharashtra in the 1952–53 season. In the second innings of that match against champions Mumbai, he took 3 wickets for 68 runs. Maharashtra won this match by 19 runs.
Patil made his Test debut in Test cricket against New Zealand at the Brabourne Stadium Stadium in 1955. The Indian team, under the leadership of Polly Umargir, won the match by a huge victory by an innings and 27 runs. Patil took 1–1 wickets in both innings of this match. Patil drew the attention of the selectors while playing for the West Zone in the practice match against New Zealand. In that match, he took 3 wickets for 74 days.
However, Patil did not get a chance to play for India again after this. But he continued to play for Maharashtra and also played in the Lancashire League. Where he played 52 matches in two seasons (1959 and 1961) and took 111 wickets.
Patil took 83 wickets for Maharashtra in 36 first class matches at an average of 30.66 and during this period he took five wickets three times in an innings. Also batting scored 866 runs at an average of 27.06, including three half-centuries.
– BCCI (@BCCI) September 15, 2020
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