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Nice feeling that I'm not forgotten: Durrani

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Karthikeyan Mani
Salim Durrani - A man of
by Karthikeyan Mani on Oct 17, 2014 11:39 PM

Congrats Durrani, Sir, for getting the award.

I vividly remember him hoisting a elegant "Sixer" when the crowd demanded while playing an exhibition match against Srilanka (3 day match) at TNAU cricket ground in Coimbatore.

Mr. Handsome, the present T-20 cult will never know your talent, mastery with both bat & ball and especially your "Sixer on Demand" executed so effortlessly and elegantly.

Wishing you a long and happy life.

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vinaya bhushan
by vinaya bhushan on Jun 12, 2011 09:14 AM

In those days we used to hear Radio commentery on CRICKET. SALIM DURRANI was one of the few all rounders who played with dedication.It is nice that BCCI has finally recognised his services. BRAVO DURRANI SAB...

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ketan dave
by ketan dave on Jun 11, 2011 03:58 PM

Growing up in Calcutta, I met him with my Uncle at Great Eastern Hotel. My uncle knew him and he was there to play against West Bengal. We went to his room and he was having a hair cut (he was to bat next day and he did not want any distraction as he told us). we had gone straight from Eden Gardens to see him. Boy - what a man - elegance personified. One more thing, people who have seen him playing would remember, what an arm he had and a typical throw from him form long on - boy that was poetry in motion.

Hats off to you Sir

Ketan Dave

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bhujanga subannachar
Salim - Indian cricket
by bhujanga subannachar on Jun 11, 2011 11:33 AM

YES he was a true player and respected gentleman when this Game of cricket commanded the respect as the Gentlemen game. His feelings are quite human, his dedication to the game and Indian cricket is worthy.

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s wagle
by s wagle on Jun 11, 2011 11:02 AM  | Hide replies

hats off once again durrani,
i remember you always,even before your recent facilitation,for your speedy ennings with beautiful sixers as per puplic demand on any type of balls.
i also remembers,ajit wadekar,eknath solkar,sunil gawaskar,pataudi,chandrashekhar,prasanna & bedi,with fond memories...

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s wagle
by s wagle on Jun 11, 2011 11:06 AM
& of course farrouk engineer,where are all these guys now,we need to watch them in some exhibition match now,it will be a true feast for us..

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rahul agarwal
Salim Durrani
by rahul agarwal on Jun 11, 2011 10:39 AM

It is a great feeling reading about Salim Durrani after so long. He was one of the Most loved cricketer of his time. His pair with Poly Umrigar was great. He was famous for SIXER on DEMAND into the stand from where demand comes.

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rahul agarwal
Salim Durrani
by rahul agarwal on Jun 11, 2011 10:36 AM

My generation ( I am now 60) can never forget Salim Durrani together with Poly Umrigar playing togather. When ever Durrani came to bat, there will be demands from Different corners of the stadium asking for a SIX in that stand. He is famous for SIXER on DEMAND.
A perfect Allrounder.
C K Naidu life time achievement award is truly deserved by him.
Let this award be an inspiration to younger generation to reach such heights.

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wholehearted appreciation
by mohan on Jun 11, 2011 10:25 AM

to Salim Durrani and BCCI for giving the recognition of an award carrying the name of all-time great legendary CK.

Hats off Salim. Never knew about your game and you but now we know.

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Subrata GuhaRoy
by Subrata GuhaRoy on Jun 11, 2011 10:07 AM  | Hide replies


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by PANKAJKUMARSRIVASATAVA on Jul 18, 2011 07:52 PM
i saw durrani doing just that during one of the ranji trophy matches in 1971-72

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sandeep saksena
by sandeep saksena on Jun 10, 2011 05:09 PM  | Hide replies

Great batsman, average bowler but never an agile fielder.

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rahul agarwal
Re: Fielder
by rahul agarwal on Jun 11, 2011 10:42 AM
Fielding used to be poor for most of the cricketers. He was NO Exception. We learnt the game from Britishers.
It was Nawab of Pataudi who brought importance to Fielding. That brought in persons like Wadekar, Solkar etc.

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