Former Mumbai cricketer Ranjan Baindoor dies aged 66

Ranjan Baindoor, the former Mumbai cricketer, died on Monday after suffering a heart attack. Baindoor was 66.

Baindoor, who worked for Tata Steel until his retirement last year, was the chairman of the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Under-19 selection committee.

Baindoor was a part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Mumbai team of 1983-84 under Sunil Gavaskar. He played 16 first-class matches in a decade-long career, in which he scored 316 runs at 19.75. That included two half-centuries, both of which came in the 1984 Ranji semi-final , against Haryana, when he made 96 – his career-best – in the first innings, and followed it up with 86 in the second. He also picked up 20 wickets at 37.20 with a best of 4 for 32.

“He was a dear friend and we have played together for so many years,” Ravi Thakkar, Baindoor’s former team-mate, who is currently a member of Mumbai’s senior and Under-23 selection panels, said. “We are all deeply saddened.”

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