Former Saurashtra batsman Mulubha Jadeja took his last breath at his residence in Rajkot. Jadeja died at the age of 88 years following age-related complications, his family members confirmed.
Mulubha was a right-handed batsman who represented both Saurashtra and Railways from 1945 to 1964. Jadeja played a total of 31 first-class matches in his career. The right-hander scored 1373 runs at an average of 26.92.
Saurashtra Cricket Association expressed their sorrow over the demise of their former player.
Saurashtra’s Cricket Association expressed their grief.
“The governing body and everyone at the SCA is saddened by the demise of Saurashtra’s prominent yesteryear cricketer Mulubha,” SCA media manager Himanshu Shah said in a media release as quoted by PTI.
The former player also captained Saurashtra after the 1952 season of the Indian domestic circuit. Jadeja was born on 8 November 1930 in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
The right-handed batsman was also a handy leg-break googly bowler. He remained unbeaten six times and caught 13 catches in his career. However, he failed to make his way into the Indian national team.
Jadeja played 57 innings in which he scored two centuries and seven fifties. He took a solitary wicket in his first-class career.