Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri paid tribute to spin great Rajinder Goel who passed away at the age of 77

Rajinder Goel, Indian legendary left-arm spinner passed away at 77 on Sunday due age-related long-term illness at his Kolkata residence. In his lifetime, Goel played 157 first-class matches in which he claimed 750 wickets at 18.58 including 59 five-wicket hauls and 18 ten-wicket hauls. He also holds the Ranji Trophy title for most career wickets(637) since his 1958 debut up to 2 decades.

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Many critics came to Twitter to morn his passing away. Ravi Shastri tweeted, “Master of his craft. Killer line & length in our terrain. Humility personified.” Sourav Ganguly also commented him as “giant of domestic cricket”. “The Indian cricketing community has lost a giant of domestic cricket today. His staggering record tells you about his craft and the control he had over it”, added Ganguly. Jay Shah also tweeted,” His longevity should inspire upcoming cricketers to excel and improve every time they take the field. BCCI honoured him with Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.”

However, Goel hasn’t played for team India in his career. Despite it in 2017, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honoured Rajinder Goel with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

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