Former Indian Cricketer and Coach named Vasudeo Jagannath Paranjape have passed away at the age of 82 on Monday, 30th August. Vasudeo was well known for his role as a mentor in the Indian team. He guided many Indian players in the past.
One of the greatest mentors has guided many Indian legend cricketers including the Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar who is also a well-known commentator now. One of the greatest Indian captains and BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, and many more.
BCCI President and members were sad to hear this news of the demise of Vasudeo sir. “The BCCI expresses its grief on passing away of Shri Vasudeo Paranjape, who served the game in various capacities. Paranjape, 82, passed away at his Mumbai residence on Monday,” BCCI stated posted on their official website.
Vasudeo Paranjape played 29 first-class cricket matches starting from 1956 for the Mumbai cricket team. He also played for his state, Gujrat team named Baroda cricket team. The Indian right-handed batsman also featured in Ranji Trophy where he has his career’s top score of 127, came from his bat against the Baroda cricket team in the year 1964. Later he decided to take up the coaching role at the National Cricket Academy. After retirement, Vasudeo became a mentor and administrator in the Indian team.
A truly exceptional and invaluable member of the cricket community passes away. RIP Vasu Sir! #VasuParanjape
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 30, 2021
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly who was also mentored by Vasudeo in his playing career stated on the BCCI’s official website,” I vividly remember my conversations with Vasco Sir. Not only was he a terrific coach with an eye for details but he was blessed with an amazing sense of humour. He has played a stellar role from behind the scenes in nurturing cricketers. My sincere condolences to Jatin (Vasudeo’s son) and the entire Paranjape family.”