AHMEDABAD || India’s oldest living Test cricketer and the the first Indian to make a Test century in his debut innings, Deepak Shodhan died aged 87. Sufefring from lung cancer, he died at his residence in Ahemdabad on Sunday and was cremated on Monday, in presence of family members and old friends.
A gifted left-hand batsman who bowled left-arm pace as well, Shodhan was given his first India cap at 25, against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 1952. He walked in at No. 8, with the score on 179 for 6 and no specialist batsmen left, and he walked out with 110 against his name, a media report said.