BCCI condoles death of former India all-rounder

Vastavam web: The BCCI Sunday condoled the death of former India all-rounder Rakesh Shukla who passed away on Saturday here following prolonged illness.

He was 71. Shukla played one Test for India against Sri Lanka in 1982. He did not have the best of Test debuts, finishing with just two wickets in the game, the BCCI said in a release. “In domestic cricket, though, Shukla remained a name to be reckoned with, playing for Delhi, Bihar and Bengal. He played 121 first-class matches, claiming 295 wickets and amassed 3798 runs that included six centuries and seventeen half centuries,” the BCCI said.