Former Saurashtra cricketer Rajendra Shah dies at aged 68

The sixty-eight-year-old former Saurashtra cricketer Rajendra Shah died after a long illness from which he was suffering for the last few days. We guess that he was suffering from a high level of the disease called dengue. He died on Friday in his residential city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He represented Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. He was a left-arm chinaman bowler as well as was very handy in the middle order batting position.

Rajendra Shah

“He had been suffering from fever since the last two days. He was given dengue treatment. However, his health condition deteriorated last night,” said his son Nimit Shah. Shah was rushed to a private hospital (in Ahmedabad), where he died,” he added.

Even the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) sent their deep condolences to the family of the Rajendra Shah. They were deeply saddened to know the demise of their beloved former cricketer. They took to their press release team and conveyed a heartfelt message to the family of the affected.

“He represented Saurashtra between 1971 – 72 and 1975 – 76. He was also a selector of Saurashtra’s junior team,” in a press release, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said. “Everyone at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) is deeply saddened and shocked on the sad and untimely demise of yesteryear cricketer Shri Rajendrabhai Shah,” the release informed.

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chairman Niranjan Shah also shared his condolences towards the family of Rajendra Shah. Both the Shah’s were very good friends of each other and that is why Niranjan Shah felt very sad when he got the news of Rajendra’s demise.

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“His love and affection for cricket had been remarkable. His ever joyful and friendly nature will be remembered forever,” Niranjan Shah was quoted as saying in the release after his beloved father’s demise. “It’s a very painful loss. He was a dear friend and a very warm-hearted person,” Niranjan Shah concluded with teary eyes.

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