Salim Durrani, the great talent of the Indian cricket world born in Kabul, has passed away at the age of 88. Salim Durrani was an unexpected talent in the Indian cricket world, who used to change the direction of the match with few balls or his sixers. Durrani was able to turn the tide of the match with a few shots or wickets. Durrani, an aggressive left-handed batsman who could destroy the best bowlers. He gained a reputation for hitting sixes on audience demand. His tremendous sixers used to give goosebumps to the spectators. First of all, he was as a bowler in Indian cricket. It was difficult to describe his excellent bowling. Due to his big height, Durrani could easily give different magical turns to the balls.
Salim Durrani bowled India to victory over England in 1961–62. Took eight and ten wickets in a row in the country’s victories at Calcutta and Madras. Almost ten years later he helped shape another remarkable victory – this time over the West Indies at Port of Spain – by dismissing Clive Lloyd and Gary Sobers. His only century in Tests was against the West Indies in 1962. Durrani had a special rapport with the spectators, who once went berserk when his name was unceremoniously dropped in the 1973 Kanpur Test. There were huge posters and slogans, ‘No Durrani, No Test’. , A tall, handsome figure, Durrani had movie star looks. He also appeared in a film opposite Parveen Babi in the early 70s.