Hindu – Born in Kabul, the tall and handsome Salim Durrani was an ‘impact’ player for India.

Summary

  • Born in Kabul, the tall and handsome Salim Durrani was an ‘impact’ player for India.
  • Fittingly, Durrani, now 83, was invited by the BCCI for the inauguration of the historic Test and walked out with the captains for the toss.
  • A brutal striker of the ball and a gifted left-arm spinner with a lazy action, the flamboyant Durrani could do magic when in mood.
  • Durrani, who played for Jolly Rovers in the TNCA first division league, made eager enquiries about The Hindu and Dasaprakash.
  • The charismatic Durrani was a star attraction here at the start of the historic Test.


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