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Very Sad news hits Indian Cricket at the end of 2017

Very Sad news hits Indian Cricket at the end of 2017

Former Mumbai cricketer Hoshang Dadiba Amroliwala, affectionately known as “Hoshi” passed away the age of 86 on Friday in Mumbai with the cricketer’s last rites scheduled later in the day. Amroliwala played 44 matches in his first class career between 1956-57 to 1963-64 majority of them played in the Ranji Trophy.
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The Mumbai right-handed batsman amassed 1,782 runs for the then Bombay Cricket Association at an average of 44.55 which also included 2 centuries. He was a part of the team in five Ranji Trophy titles won by Mumbai and also played two Irani Cup games for Mumbai against the Rest of India in 1959-60 and 1962-63. Besides playing for Mumbai, the Mumbai batsman who also bowled part time leg spin, also played for Bombay CM XI, CCI President’s XI, Bihar Governor’s XI, M K Vizianagaram XI and for Tata SC XI in the Moin-ud-Dowla tournament in Hyderabad which had first class status back then. Amroliwala also represented the century-old Parsi cyclists club in the local Kanga League A division in the 1950s and 60s.

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Very Sad news hits Indian Cricket at the end of 2017

“Hoshi was a complete cricketer. If he had played for another State, he would have probably gone on to play for India. He was a terrific fielder. He was a nice man,” 

said Madhav Apte, who had captained Amroliwala, while speaking to The Hindu.  Madhav Mantri, Polly Umrigar, Rusi Modi, Ajit Wadekar, Dileep Sardesai, Ashok Mankad, Naren Thamhane and Ramakant Desai also shared the dressing room with Amroliwala during his playing days.

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