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Former Test cricketer Milkha Singh passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Former cricketer A G Milkha Singh passed away today following a cardiac arrest at a hospital here, family sources said.

He was 75.


He is survived by wife, a son and daughter.

Milkha Singh played four Test matches in the early 60s. His elder brother Kripal Singh, also played for the country, in 14 Tests. They played together in one Test against in 1961-'62.

A flamboyant left-hand batsman and a fine fielder, Milkha Singh made his debut at 17 and played his first Test just after his 18th birthday.

He had a fruitful career for Madras (now Tamil Nadu) in the He scored over 4,000 runs in first-class cricket inclusive of eight centuries.

Milkha Singh was employed with the of

His nephew Arjan Kripal Singh played for and memorably scored a triple century in a game against in 1987. He was involved in a massive partnership in that match with W V Raman, who too scored a triple hundred as the team piled up 912.

Expressing his condolences, former captain Bishan Singh Bedi wrote on Twitter: "Once the most attacking left hand batsman o his times AG Milkha Singh is no more..AG clan is diminishing..RIP Micky..Guru MEHR Kareh..!!"

Veteran coach M K Iqbal, a close associate, said Milkha Singh was a stylish batsman, who served the state team for a long time and guided several young cricketers.

The final rites would be held tomorrow, his family members said.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 12:42 IST
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