New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) condoled the demise of former Bengal opener and captain Gopal Bose who passed away in Birmingham on Sunday.
Reportedly, Bose was in London on a visit when a long-standing kidney ailment resurfaced.
The 71-year-old represented Bengal for a decade and amassed 3757 runs in 78 first-class games with eight centuries and 17 fifties. He also took 72 wickets with his off-spin.
Known for playing long knocks, he was named in the squad for India’s unofficial tour to Sri Lanka, wherein he shared a 194-run opening stand with Sunil Gavaskar in a first-class game in which he scored 104.
Bose was also included in India’s squad for the tour of England in 1974 and played in one ODI – his only appearance for India. He scored 13 runs in the match and took the wicket of David Lloyd at The Oval.
The veteran cricketer later served as a Bengal selector and coached their junior team. He was also the manager of the Virat Kohli-led India U19 side that won the World Cup in 2008.