BCCI condoles death of Nimbalkar

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Wednesday condoled the death of famous Ranji cricketer B.B. Nimbalkar, who passed away Tuesday at age 93 due to age-related ailments in Kolhapur.

"Bhausaheb Nimbalkar was an outstanding batsman, who averaged 57 in first-class cricket. He still holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian in first-class cricket - 443 not out for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in 1948-49. After his retirement, he was a source of inspiration to budding cricketers," board secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.

"The BCCI honoured him with the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contribution to the sport, in 2002. On behalf of the Board, I extend my condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace," he added.

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