Friday, 24 February 2017

Parsi cricketer Soli R Mavalwala passes away at 90

Parsi cricketer Soli R Mavalwala passes away at 90 Legendary(प्रसिद्ध) First-Class cricketer Soli R Mavalwala passed away on Wednesday in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 90. Soli was a left-arm slow bowler and a left-handed batsman from Karachi who made his First-Class debut in the Sindh vs Mumbai match in the Ranji Trophy of 1947-48. He also played in Pakistan’s first recorded First-Class
match for Sindh against West Punjab at Bagh-e-Jinnah in December 1947. West Punjab won by an innings and 68 runs. The match, which was played in aid of Quaid-e-Azam relief fund for the refugees (शरणार्थियों) coming from India to Pakistan, was the first-ever First-Class game in Pakistan. The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy actually began in 1953-54. It was in this historic match that renowned Pakistani players, late Aslam Khokar scored 117 for Punjab, while Fazal Mahmood made 60. Soli bagged figures of 5 for 96. He played his four First-Class games in a span of six years in between 1947-48 to1953-54. Mavalwala scored a gritty (किरकिरा) 48 not out against the visiting West Indians in November 1948. The knock helped Sind save the game. His final First-Class match was the inaugural match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Soli claimed 3 for 57 in a lost cause. In four First-Class matches he scored 93 runs at an average at 18.60 and claimed eight wickets at 38.25. 




Legendary  प्रसिद्ध Definitions of legendary
adjective
of, described in, or based on legends.
a legendary British king of the 4th century
synonyms: fabled, storied, heroic, traditional, fairy-tale, storybook, mythical, mythological
remarkable enough to be famous; very well known.
her wisdom in matters of childbirth was legendary
synonyms: famous, celebrated, famed, renowned, acclaimed, illustrious, esteemed, honored, exalted, venerable, well-known, storied, popular, prominent, distinguished, great, eminent, preeminent, high-profile, lauded

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