Former India fast-bowler Surendranath died aged 75 due to prolonged illness, according to ESPNcricinfo. The cricketer played a total of 11 Tests for his side between 1959 and 1961 and also played first-class cricket with Services for 15 years till 1969. The tour of England in 1959 was the highlight of his career where he took 16 wickets at 26.6 though India were blanked in the five-match Test series. “On that tour of England, he troubled the best of players Tim May, Colin Cowdrey, everyone,” said former India batsman Chandu Borde who was his teammate during the series. “He was mostly an in-swing bowler, who got the odd one to move away.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2012.
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