Indian cricket – Rahul Mankad, son of Vinoo Mankad, dies aged 66

Indian cricket - Rahul Mankad, son of Vinoo Mankad, dies aged 66
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Son of the legendary India allrounder Vinoo Mankad, Rahul played first-class cricket for Mumbai

Former Mumbai player Rahul Mankad, son of the legendary India allrounder Vinoo Mankad, has died after a brief ailment. He was 66.

Mankad is survived by his wife and two daughters. He died in London.

A right-hand batter, Mankad played 47 first-class matches in which he scored 2111 runs, with a best of 162. He has five hundreds and 12 fifties to his name. He played from 1972-73 to 1984-85.

His brothers – Ashok and Atul – were also top-level cricketers. While Ashok represented India, Atul played first-class cricket for Saurashtra.
Former Mumbai batter Shishir Hattangadi, paying tribute, wrote on Facebook:”Jigga Bhai, rest in peace my friend Rahul Mankad”. Former India fast bowler TA Sekar also offered his condolences, tweeting: “Shocked to hear Rahul Mankad passed away. Comes from an illustrious cricketing family. True gentleman, good cricketer more than a great human being. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May his soul RIP.”

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