Vasoo Paranjape: The cricket fraternity has lost its margdarshak and coach

Cricket fraternity mourns the death of some big players ‘ father figure’ – Mr Vasoo Paranjape

The nation today mourns the untimely death of Vasco Paranjape. India has lost its mentor, coach, and supporter for so many cricketers. Vasco Paranjape has supported cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Rohit Sharma. Vasco Paranjape passed away at his residence in Mumbai. The sad demise took place on Monday after the coach was fighting a prolonged disease. He was 82 years old.

Even though coach Paranjape had a short playing career, that was – 29 first-class matches for Mumbai and Baroda. He became a household name.

In this short cricketing span, he was known for mentoring some of the big names in Indian cricket today. 

Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri, and Vinod Kambli take to Twitter to mourn the sad demise of Vasco Paranjape. 

He is going to be fondly remembered to have recognized the talents of some of the best players in Indian cricket. Gavaskar summed up by calling Paranjape a true servant of the game because he has given more to cricket than cricket had given to him. 

He is also the one who recognized and helped players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. He supported them to begin their careers in Cricket. In his tribute, in the book, Rohit Sharma calls Paranjape as his “father figure”.

He is survived by his son Jatin, a former Mumbai batter, who also played four ODIs and recently co-authored a book about his father titled Cricket Drona.

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