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Legendary spinner Rajinder Goel dies at 77

Legendary spinner Rajinder Goel dies at 77

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) Legendary first-class spinner Rajinder Goel died on Sunday, after battling long-term illness.

Goel was 77 and breathed his last at his residence. He is survived by wife and son Nitin Goel, who has also played first-class cricket and is a domestic match-referee.

The former left-arm spinner, who was unlucky to have played in the era of Bishan Singh Bedi, played 157 first-class matches, most of them for Haryana, and finished with 750 wickets.

In a career spanning 27 years, Rajinder Goel holds the record for most wickets taken in Ranji Trophy as he scalped 637, 107 more than S Venkataraghavan, who is second on the list.

Goel was born on September 20, 1942 to an assistant station master in Haryana. He made his debut in the 1957-58 season and went on to play domestic cricket until the age of 44.

Later, he went on to serve as the chairman of BCCI's national junior selection committee and the chairman of the Haryana selection committee.

In 2017, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honoured Goel with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

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