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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 10:27
Former India Cricketer Deepak Shodhan Dies Aged 87
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India's oldest cricketer and the second to score a century on Test debut, Roshan Harshadal Shodhan, popularly known as Deepak Shodhan passed away aged 87 early Monday morning. Shodhan took his last breath at his residence in Ahmedabad.

Earlier this year in February, Shodhan was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Ideally a left-handed batsman who could bowl left-arm pace as well, Shodhan made his debut at the age of 25. He played three Tests in which he scored 180 runs at an average of 60.33 which is the highest by an Indian cricketer in a completed career in the longer format. His century came against Pakistan against Eden Gardens during the tour of 1952.



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