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Ranji player Gourappa passes away

india Updated: Jan 26, 2008 22:05 IST

Former Ranji player Gourappa Todalbaji has passed away due to old age, family sources said on Saturday.

Gourappa, who represented Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy, breathed his last yesterday. He was 83.

The left arm spinner represented Maharashtra in 13 matches. His best performance was against Gujarat in 1962 when he claimed eight wickets in a match in Surat.

Former India captain, late Polly Umrigar, and Gourappa were close childhood friends.

Gourappa played most of his first class cricket with stalwarts like Bapoo Nadkarni, Vijay Manjrekar, Dilip Sardesai, Ajit Wadekar and Farookh Engineer.