Former India player Sadashiv Raoji Patil, who represented the nation in a single Test match, died at his residence in Kolhapur on Tuesday.
He was 86 and is survived by spouse and two daughters.”He died in his sleep within the wee hours on Tuesday at his residence in Ruikar Colony in Kolhapur,” Ramesh Kadam, a former workplace bearer of Kolhapur District Cricket Association, informed PTI.
BCCI mourned the loss of life of Patil and recollected his cricketing journey, largely restricted to home cricket.”Patil, a medium-pacer, had made an instantaneous affect on his first-class debut for Maharashtra within the 1952-53 season. Playing in opposition to Mumbai, he bowled unchanged to skittle the home champions for 112 after Maharashtra had been bowled out for a mere 167,” BCCI stated in a launch.
“In the 2nd innings, he took three wickets for 68 as Maharashtra secured a 19-run win. 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.
“Bowling with the new ball, he picked up a wicket in each innings in India’s big win by an innings and 27 runs. Patil had impressed the selectors earlier when playing for West Zone against the Kiwis, he returned match figures of 7/74.”
Though he by no means performed for India once more, Patil continued to play for Maharashtra and likewise performed within the Lancashire League, where he featured in 52 matches, taking 111 wickets in two seasons (1959 and 1961).
Patil performed 36 First Class matches for Maharashtra from 1952-1964, scoring 866 runs and taking 83 wickets.He had additionally captained Maharashtra within the Ranji Trophy.