Sports Desk – Cricket connections are often seen from each other’s country. Today we are going to tell you about the cricket connection of India-Afghanistan. You would not be sure to know that the India-Afghanistan cricket connection is 60 years old. Even though Afghanistan played its first international match with India in 2010, the cricket connection between India and Afghanistan is almost 60 years old. Yes, Afghanistan, which has a business connection, is also related to the cricket field.
Actually, a man born in Afghanistan about 60 years ago became part of the Indian cricket team. The name of that cricketer is Salim Durani, who played many Test matches for India and made everyone happy with his brilliant performance. Not only this he was also honored with the Arjuna Award by the Government of India for his outstanding performance. Salim Durani played India’s first match against Australia on 1 January 1960. He contributed to the Indian cricket team in Test cricket from 1960 to 1973. Durani played a total of 29 Tests for India, scoring 1202 runs. During this, he also took 75 wickets in bowling.
It is said that Durani came to India from Afghanistan at an early age. Durani, who came to India before independence, considers India as his birthplace and lived in Gujarat. It is said that there was a special thing in his batting that he used to hit six at the behest of the audience. He also tried his hand at Bollywood after saying goodbye to cricket.
Salim Durani Cricket Career –
Test – 29 match, 1202 run,
1st class- 170 match, 8545 run,
List A – 3 match, 34 run,