BCCI mourns the death of former Maharashtra cricketer Shri Sadashiv Patil

BCCI mourns the death of Shri Sadashiv Patil, a former cricketer from Maharashtra.

Shri Sadashiv Patil, former cricketer from Maharashtra, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86. Shri Sadashiv Patil represented India in one Test and played 36 first-class matches over 11 seasons.

Shri Sadashiv Patil is a medium-pacer.  He made an instant impression on his first-class debut in the 1952-53 season, for Maharashtra. He was an eminent name in the domestic cricket.

Playing against Mumbai, he bowled consistently to bundle out the domestic champions for 112, after Maharashtra’s innings folded for mere 167. In the 2nd innings, he finished with bowling figures of 3/68 as Maharashtra secured a thrilling win by 19 runs.

Patil did not get opportunity to play for India. However, he continued to play for Maharashtra and finished his career with 83 First-class wickets at 30.66, including 3 five-wicket hauls. He also scored 866 runs at 27.06 with three half-centuries.

Moreover, Patil featured in the Lancashire League, wherein he made 52 appearances, taking 111 wickets (in 1959 and 1961 respectively).

He earned the prized India Test cap (No. 79) when he made his debut at the Brabourne Stadium against the visiting New Zealand team in 1955 under the captaincy of Polly Umrigar.


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