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Rusi Framroze Surti, Former Test Cricketer Died At 76

Jan 14, 2013 14:12 IST

Rusi Framroze Surti, the former all-rounder of India from Surat died on 13 January 2013 in Mumbai. Surti was aged 76 years. Surti was often also called poor man's Garry Sobers and played 26 Test matches for India from the time period of 1960 to 1969. He played for Rajasthan as well as Gujarat in Ranji Trophy. In Sheffield Shield, he represented Queensland 35 times.
About Rusi Framroze Surti

•In the Ranji Trophy, Surti played for Gujarat from 1956-57 to 1967-68. He also played for Rajasthan from 1959-60 and 1960-71.
•While playing 26 tests for India, he scored a total of 1263 runs which included nine 50s. He grabbed 42 wickets during the tests.
•Overall, Surti played a total of 160 first-class matches scoring 8066 runs including 6 centuries and 54 fifties. His highest was 246 not out.
•The best performance of Surti came during 1967-68 during the tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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