One of India’s finest left-arm spinners Rajinder Goel died aged 77 on Sunday after battling long-term illness. Goel passed away at his residence in Kolkata.Rajinder Goel holds the record for most wickets taken in Ranji Trophy as he scalped 637, 107 more than S Venkataraghavan who is second on the list. Goel made his debut in the 1957-58 season and went on to play domestic cricket until the age of 44.
Rajinder Goel never played for India but was regarded as a fine left-arm spinner who played during the era of Bishan Singh Bedi. Goel played 157 first-class matches, most of them for Haryana and the finished with 750 wickets.His contribution to the game post-retirement was massive,” former BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra said as quoted by the PTI.Goel was born on September 20 and 1942 to the an assistant station master in Haryana.
Goel’s came closest to playing for India came when West Indies, under Clive Lloyd toured India in 1974-75. Bishan Singh Bedi was dropped before the first Test in Bengaluru and Goel was included in the Indian squad.Bhart de dekho hun kis mahan kheladi di mautt ho ghi hai te eh video dekh ke kro share vad to vad.At 16, he was regarded as the best bowler of the All India Schools tournament after he helped North Zone clinch the title.