Bal Pandit, expert Marathi cricket commentator passes away [ Current Affairs ]
Bal Pandit, the expert cricket Marathi commentator passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at age of 89. About Bal Pandit: Bal Jagannath Pandit was born on 24th July 1929 in Pune Maharashtra.
- He was an Indian cricketer.
- He entered in cricket by the Rohinton Baria Trophy, in which he played for two seasons between 1951 and 1953.
- He was one amongst the inventors in Marathi cricket comment and was commissioned by All India Radio for many years.
- He was the first known voice of cricket commentary in Marathi.
- He was also served as the secretary of Maharashtra Cricket Association in the mid - 1980s.
- He was also a creative cricket writer and he had written near about 30 books on cricket.
- He had also restrained newspaper and magazine articles on cricket and improved knowledge of the game to his readers.
- He had translated Sunil Gavaskar’s biography ‘Sunny Days’ in Marathi.
About his achievements:
- Bal Pandit’s name is listed in Limca Book of World Records for his commentary.
- He received Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Award in 1978 in recognition of his contribution to the game of cricket by Maharashtra government.
- Published on: September 22, 2015