Bal Pandit, cricket player & commentator, died at 86

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yur5wetryuiBal Pandit, born on July 24, 1929 and died September 18, 2015, he was an Indian cricketer.

He was a right-handed batsman who played for Maharashtra. He was born in Poona.

Bal made his cricketing debut in the Rohinton Baria Trophy, in which he played for two seasons between 1951 and 1953.

Bal made a single first-class appearance, during the 1959-60 season, against Gujarat.

In the only innings in which he batted, he scored 25 runs.

Pandit was also a prolific cricket writer and had 35 books to his credit.

Bal authored several columns in newspapers and magazines, striking a chord with common people and enhancing their knowledge with illustrations.

His translation of Sunil Gavaskar’s book ‘Sunny Days’ in Marathi became immensely popular.

His other books, ‘The Little Master’ and ‘Prakrami Daura’, not only won the praises of the general public, but also accolades at the national level.

Bal Pandit died at age 86 on September 18, 2015.

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