Bal Pandit, expert Marathi cricket commentator passes away (Download PDF)


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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.

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Image of Bal Pandit - Recently Passed Away

Expert Marathi cricket commentator

  • 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/Last Modified on: September 22, 2015


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