Deepak Shodhan, Indian cricketer, Died at 87

Roshan Harshadlal “Deepak” Shodhan About this sound pronunciation was born on October 18, 1928, and died on May 16, 2016.

He was an Indian Test cricketer.

The batsman was a left-hand batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler.

Deepak was the second Indian batsman, after Lala Amarnath, to score a hundred on Test debut.

Deepak was picked against Pakistan on the weight of the 89* that he scored for West Zone against the Pakistanis earlier in the tour.

He was recognised and named as 12th man for the 1952 Calcutta test, he took the field after Vijay Hazare was unable to play.

While at Calcutta in a questionable Indian innings where every batsman reached double figures, Shodhan scored 110 at batting at No.8.

He scored 45 and 11 in the first Test at Port of Spain against West Indies that followed.

Deepak missed the next three Tests, and when picked for the last match of the series he fell ill.

Deepak scored a vital 15* in the second innings batting at No.10. That turned out to be his last Test as he was never again selected to play for India.

Deepak Shodhanpassed away at 87 yrs old.