Ranga Sohoni

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Ranga Sohoni
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling style Right-arm fast, Right arm off-break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 109
Runs scored 89 4,037
Batting average 16.60 28.71
100s/50s 0/0 8/20
Top score 29* 218*
Balls bowled 532 15,634
Wickets 2 232
Bowling average 101.00 32.96
5 wickets in innings - 11
10 wickets in match - 2
Best bowling 1/16 7/20
Catches/stumpings 2 69
Source: [1]

Sriranga Wasudev 'Ranga' Sohoni About this sound pronunciation  (born 5 March 1918, Nimbahera, Rajasthan - died 19 May 1993, Thana, Maharashtra) was an Indian Test cricketer.

Sohoni toured England in 1946 and Australia in 1947/48 with the Indian team. He opened the bowling against England is the two Tests that he played in the former tour, though he was hardly quick. At Old Trafford the last wicket partnership of Dattaram Hindlekar and Sohoni hung around for 13 minutes to avoid a defeat. [2]

Sohoni played for Bombay, Maharashtra, and Baroda in the Ranji Trophy. He was the captain in eleven matches and lead Bombay to the Ranji title in 1953/54. He played for the Bombay University side between 1939/39 and 1940/41 and captained them in the second of those years. He appeared in one unofficial Test.

His finest season in Ranji was 1940/41. Against Western India, he scored a career best 218* and put on 342* for the fourth wicket with Vijay Hazare, then an Indian record for any wicket. In the last innings of the final against Madras, he hit 104 on a crumbling wicket. He scored 655 runs in the Ranji season at an average of 131, and 808 in all first class matches with five hundreds.

Sohoni "was tall, fair skinned and light eyed" with "film star looks".[3] He was offered a role in movies by V. Shantaram [4].

He was a pro in Lancashire League with Lower House Club. He did B.A(Hons) and served in various government departments before retiring as a class I officer in the government of Maharashtra.

His death was due to a heart attack.

References[edit]

  • Obituary in Indian Cricket 1993
  • ^ Mihir Bose, A History of Indian Cricket
  • ^ Richard Cashman, Patrons, Players and the Crowd

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