Six hitter Salim Durani: The debonair cricketer crosses 86
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Hyderabad, Feb. 19 -- Fifty years ago, in February 1971, the Indian cricket teambegan its tour of West Indies which ended in a historic series win for the visitors. It was India's first ever triumph against West Indies in West Indies. There were many players who shone on the tour. Sunil Gavaskar was outstanding with the bat. So was Dilip Sardesai. But many other players too made important contributions.
One of them was the tall and dashing Salim Durani who turned the tables around with two crucial wickets. Being one of the senior members of the team, he dismissed Gary Sobers and Clive Lloyd in the same over and broke the back of the formidable West Indies batting in the Test at Port of Spain.
His feats made him one of the most popular c...
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